Template: Best Practice - Slack Posting Etiquette
Transparency of Project Details
Pin the Guru Card containing your project management details to a Slack channel to provide context
PAUSE BEFORE YOU POST: 🛑
To allow us to better assume good intent, seek balance, and promote mindful action at work, consider pausing before you post. This encourages us to slow down in order to respond vs. react to a message
When an individual is @mentioned in a channel, consider waiting for that human to respond before joining the conversation
Post in public or shared channels vs. direct messages. This is why Slack exists and is the most impactful habit we can change to promote transparency!
@mention human beings in channels (it's okay we promise) if you require a direct response
Use @groups to communicate with a specific team. This will empower anyone on the team to respond. If your @mention user group doesn't exist or is incorrect, join the #internal-comms channel to discuss
Only use at @here for time-bound communication (i.e. here's the Zoom PW I forgot to include)
Do not use @channel
USE MESSAGE URGENCY INDICATORS:
☝🏼Making You Aware - no action needed
⚠️ Need ASAP - Hoping for an immediate response
🟣 Response requested in 1 Day - 1 day grace period for a response
🟢 Response requested in 3 Days - 3 day grace period for a response
🚌 Move This Party Elsewhere - a polite reminder a message should be in a different channel. Assuming good intent, this a polite suggestion that convo is better suited somewhere else (thread or a DM). Important to understand this is an accepted suggestion and is not meant to feel rude or mean.
USE MESSAGE REACTIONS CONSISTENTLY
Use reaction emojis: Reacting to Slack messages to let people know if you've read it or completed the action item.
👀 - Taking a look / Will take a look
✅ - Action taken
🧠 - Add to Guru
🔎 - Already in Guru