Slack For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 10, 2020 - Computers - 384 pages

You get so much more done when you Slack!

Ever wondered what it would be like to be less overwhelmed, more efficient, and much more engaged at work? A way you can make all that happen is, of course, to Slack. Actually, it’s to use Slack, the business communications platform that’s revolutionized how groups work together. This comprehensive guide shows how—as well as why—there are now millions of users of this flexible, fun, and intuitive workspace tool.

Presented in a clear, easy-to-follow style, Slack For Dummies takes you from the basics of getting started with the service all the way through how to get your teams Slacking together for all they’re worth. You’ll also find case studies showing how Slack increases productivity and how to replicate that in your organization, as well as tips on getting buy-in from the boss.

  • Introduce Slack to your workflow
  • Understand roles and features
  • Analyze user data
  • Keep your Slacking secure

So, take a peek inside and discover how you can cut the slack using Slack—and clue your teams in on how there is actually a way to Slack off for improved results!

 

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Contents

CHAPTER
9
Getting Started with Slack
29
Communicating Without Chaos
57
The Wonderful World of Slack Messages
91
Staying Informed with Notifications Statuses and Feeds
119
Becoming a Slack Power User
141
Finding What You Need with Slacks Powerful Search Techniques
159
Personalizing Slack
173
Integrating Slack with Popular Enterprise Systems
263
SUCCESSFULLY INTRODUCING SLACK
275
The Elements of Persuasion SlackAdoption Strategies
277
The Inherent Risks of Deploying Slack
297
The Future of Slack Were Just Getting Started
315
THE PART OF TENS
327
Ten Great Slack Tips
329
Ten or So Common Slack Myths
333

Keeping It Safe Reviewing Slacks Security and Privacy Settings
193
Extending Slacks Native Functionality
211
Analyzing Importing Exporting and Updating Slack User Data
245
Slack For Dummies
256

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About the author (2020)

Phil Simon is the award-winning author of nine books, including Message Not Received: Why Business Communication is Broken and How to Fix It. He is a recognized technology authority, Slack trainer, dynamic public speaker, college professor, and longtime Slack power user.

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