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Communication & Collaboration Resources: Slack best practices
Slack is a useful messaging and communication tool that we can use in our work. These best practices will help us create an effective, inclusive, respectful and welcoming Slack experience. When possible, use the Slack application instead of the website as it generally has better performance and provides for better notifications.
1. Updating your profile
Use the first and last name that you go by in the “Full Name” section of Accounts; the “Display Name” is your Kerberos user name and is not editable.
Updating/Adding a status (for example, “working remotely,” “on vacation,”” in a meeting,” etc.) allows others to view your status
The FlexWork pilot norms designate the Outlook calendar as the primary method to use for sharing work status information.
Slack’s active/inactive indicators show a status based on whether users have read or sent messages in the past 30 minutes
Optional settings include: adding profile photos, an office phone number, skype username, and downloading the slack application on personal devices