Slacks can become an environment difficult to follow if not managed. Many began to use it to replace other communication tools but being different it deserves different attention. So I put together a list of tips based on my experience to use Slack at its best.
💎 The rules
Use threads to reply on channels.
Slack is an “asynchronous” platform. Don’t expect instant answers, that’s what calls are for.
Don’t expect to find a month-old message again, if it matters put the content somewhere else.
If you can’t reply right away, still leave a mark on the message you received. So whoever wrote to you knows that you have not seen it and you have not ignored it.
A well-written message is worth more than 10 written in bursts.
- If you create a channel, add a description.
- Keep the description updated.
- If the channel is no longer used, delete it.
- Create a #trash spam channel. Mute channel notifications.
Use @here and @channel with 🧠 and sparingly.
Use emojis, they are cheap and help to understand.