Slack is quickly becoming the go-to messaging up for many organisations. Whether they be a start-up, an established company, a two person operation or 200 person conglomerate, the cleverly designed collaboration tool makes intra-office emails a thing of the past, bringing all communication together on a simple to use interface.
In the space of just two years, Slack has grown to 3 million daily active users, with around a third of them using the premium paid service. And its growth is only accelerating. People are quickly seeing the benefits of doing away with the standard yet messy combination of SMS, email and social media messaging for office communication, favouring the centralisation and easy searchability that Slack messaging offers.
For those already converted to the Slack messaging system, its brilliance lies in its simplicity. It does what it says it will, and it does it well. But the untapped potential of Slack is hard to ignore. The way it brings an organisational team together is unique, and the possibilities that the framework creates are super exciting. Slack has the capability to be so much more than a simple team chat app.
SocialWall.me is the key to unlocking that potential.
SocialWall, the social media display wall used by the likes of Google, Universal, TedX and a host of music festivals, is renowned as an event tool. It collects all social media posts related to an event, and gives organisers the option to vet and display them on a big screen, increasing event engagement and cataloguing the goings-on for use in post-event marketing efforts.
What may not be obvious, is that SocialWall may be the perfect Slack integration tool for an organisation’s internal Slack use as well.
Highlighting Good Work
SocialWall can be used to pat team members on the back for a job well done. By selecting the best examples of hard work and results and displaying them to your team, you’re making a statement about what sort of culture you want for your organisation. It reaffirms what your team is aiming for, and shows them that good work doesn’t go unnoticed.
A public acknowledgement of someone’s diligence is a huge motivator for others to follow suit. Whether it be at a predetermined time every week, or simply as an alternative to an office screensaver, displaying little wins through SocialWall may be just the inspiration your team needs to meet their potential.
Does your organisation hold strategic meetings daily, weekly or monthly? Do you try to keep your team abreast of the latest project news? SocialWall and Slack is the perfect combination.
By definition, Slack is a platform for collaborative projects. To be as productive as possible, people need to have their finger on the pulse. With a multitude of channels and workers in different locations and time zones, this may prove a headache.
Not with SocialWall. By using the SocialWall display to collate all the relevant updates, you have the ability to throw the display up on any TV, computer screen or wall you like, keeping everyone abreast of the latest goings-on.
You can also use it in a more ad hoc way, by delivering important announcements directly to office display screens.
The #random Channel
One of the best features of Slack is the inclusion of the #random channel. A standard channel included on all Slack boards, the company have described it as ‘a place for non-work-related flimflam, faffing, hodge-podge or jibber-jabber you’d prefer to keep out of more focussed work related channels’.
It’s a fantastic addition, and instantly turns Slack from a boring business messaging app into a fun team chat app. It’s a digital version of a watercooler – the place where you get to break up your work day with inane drivel. Why not display it?
Using SocialWall in combination with Slack, you have the ability to display the fun of the #random channel for all to see. By projecting it on a wall or onto a room’s TV screens, you’re putting an emphasis on a culture of fun and team bonding. And this can be done remotely, so even the collaborators on the other side of the world can feel as though they’re involved.
SocialWall is able to display all of Slack’s GIFs and emojis, so there’s no chance that your reaction will go unnoticed!
While Slack is a fantastic standalone tool, with SocialWall, it can be made even better. Slack is the cake, SocialWall is the frosting.