Enhance Organizational Communications with Slack

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Access Slack and create your workspace and review the types of resources available on the platform to enhance organizational communications.

Create your Slack profile and set preferences by thoughtfully considering an effective way to present your value in organizational communications.

Use direct messaging and tag by individual and channel to loop others in on relevant information.

Clock2 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will learn how to enhance organizational communications with Slack, the business communications platform. To complete this project, you will create your own workspace, add public and private channels, and develop a collaborative environment. To support your new digital environment, you'll invite others to your Slack workspace and bring their contributions into unique channels for work projects, planning, brainstorming, problem-solving, and information-sharing. You will also amp up the effectiveness of workspace communications by using channel and individual tags to loop others in on relevant information. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Resource ManagementCollaboratingSlackBusiness CommunicationTeam Management

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Open a free Slack account, create a unique workspace, and familiarize yourself with its layout and review the types of resources available on the platform to enhance organizational communications.

  2. Set availability and status to indicate to others when they can expect to hear from you. Explore strategies to tailor status and notification settings to support productivity and team effectiveness.

  3. Pause notifications and use them to boost productivity. Handle notifications on the fly and discover options for automating what notifications you receive, and how and when you receive them.

  4. Create your Slack profile and set your preferences by thoughtfully considering the most effective way to present yourself and your value in organizational communications.

  5. Flesh out your work environment by defining and creating public and private channels.

  6. Explore more ways to invite others to a workspace and its default channels.

  7. Use direct messaging and connect people in Slack to boost the effectiveness of messaging through strategic use of channel and individual tags.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step



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