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Creating a Slack etiquette guide for your organisation

Communication

Creating a Slack etiquette guide for your organisation

We've recently written several useful etiquette guides describing how we work here at JOIN. Find out important things you should focus on when writing a Slack etiquette guide for your organisation.

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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Our favourite keyboard shortcuts for Slack

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Our favourite keyboard shortcuts for Slack

Slack is supposed to make our lives easier at work. But, sometimes there are too many messages coming in, with notifications going off left and right. Keyboard shortcuts can make things a little faster.

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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Timesavers for Slack

Communication

Timesavers for Slack

Using polls, emoji reactions, and statuses gives you an in-real-time picture of how your team feels about everything. It’s almost like a live stream of feedback that you get daily. Find out how to use them effectively.

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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Organising your Organisation – Groups and channels in Slack

Communication

Organising your Organisation – Groups and channels in Slack

In this guide on Slack groups and channels, we share some of our favourite tips on how to use Slack to organise your organisation. These seven easy-yet-effective Slack hacks have helped us work smarter here at JOIN. It might do the same for your business, too!

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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When to use Slack most effectively

Communication

When to use Slack most effectively

Slack isn't always the best way to communicate. Sometimes emails and meetings are more effective. But, when?

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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Writing and structuring messages with Slack

Communication

Writing and structuring messages with Slack

We’ve been using Slack for a long time here at JOIN, and feel confident that we’ve built up some great guidelines and best practices. Especially since more and more people are working from remote locations, instant messaging tools are essential to the smooth running of teams.

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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Using Slack – Effective Communication Techniques

Communication

Using Slack – Effective Communication Techniques

Communication techniques, tone, and language all change depending on who you’re speaking to. In a workplace there are usually four different communication strategies that you should be aware of.

Hannah Squire

Content Marketing Specialist

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10 ways to create a feedback culture in the workplace

Communication

10 ways to create a feedback culture in the workplace

Creating a feedback culture in the workplace doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and effort. But it will help your business thrive and reach new heights. Find out how to build a strong feedback culture.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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How to receive feedback

Communication

How to receive feedback

Receiving feedback isn’t always easy. You need to acknowledge and understand what is said and know what needs to be done moving forward. Find out how to receive feedback in 12 simple steps.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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10 powerful feedback models to use at work

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10 powerful feedback models to use at work

Feedback models help you structure your feedback more clearly and ensure your feedback always produces the desired results. Find out how to use these techniques to your advantage!

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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How to give feedback effectively

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How to give feedback effectively

Giving feedback isn’t always easy. Do you know how best to give feedback to your manager? How about to your colleagues? Learn how to give feedback to anyone at work with these top tips.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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Types of feedback in communication (with examples)

Communication

Types of feedback in communication (with examples)

Positive feedback, constructive criticism, feedforward, upward and downward feedback… Find out what types of feedback there are in communication and learn how to use them effectively with our feedback examples.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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10 email hacks to increase productivity and efficiency at work

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10 email hacks to increase productivity and efficiency at work

Automate and optimize your email inbox with these ten easy email hacks. These simple-yet-effective productivity tips and tricks help you work smarter and more efficiently.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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Email organization best practices

Communication

Email organization best practices

Your email inbox doesn’t have to be an unorganized mess of endless unread emails. Find out how to organize your emails effectively with these five easy-to-implement email organization strategies.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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Email etiquette — the dos and don’ts

Communication

Email etiquette — the dos and don’ts

Basic email etiquette can have a big impact on how effectively you and your team communicate in the workplace. Find out what professional email etiquette is and how it can benefit your business.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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How and when to use email in business communication

Communication

How and when to use email in business communication

Before writing an email to someone, try to stop and think whether it actually should be an email. Find out how and when to use email in business communication by reading our handy guide.

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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Email management tips to manage your inbox more effectively

Communication

Email management tips to manage your inbox more effectively

Don't waste time with an unstructured email inbox. Do you wonder how to manage your emails at work more effectively? Easy. Just follow these email management tips!

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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5 critical steps you need to take after the meeting is over

Communication

5 critical steps you need to take after the meeting is over

Don't let the meeting end when you leave the room. This after-meeting checklist will ensure your hard work was all worth it!

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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Virtual meeting and Zoom etiquette for business professionals

Communication

Virtual meeting and Zoom etiquette for business professionals

You might treat a conference call like any other meeting, but there are actually specific best practices to follow. Improve your virtual meetings with these 15 tips for better Zoom etiquette!

Frans Lelivelt

Content Marketing Manager

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Improving your meeting etiquette and engagement in 10 steps

Communication

Improving your meeting etiquette and engagement in 10 steps

If you're finding your meetings are packed with bored employees counting down the minutes until it is over, this post can help you to turn that around.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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The ultimate guide to taking meeting minutes

Communication

The ultimate guide to taking meeting minutes

Don't let your creative ideas and actions simply slip away after the meeting! This guide to meeting minutes will help you ensure everything is recorded and ready to go.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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A quick and easy guide to writing the perfect meeting reminder

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A quick and easy guide to writing the perfect meeting reminder

Meeting reminders are a severely under-utilised tool in your arsenal. Find out how you can improve your reminders and boost meeting productivity in this post!

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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How to write an effective meeting agenda every time

Communication

How to write an effective meeting agenda every time

You may be used to putting in a meeting without an agenda, regardless of the type. But did you know this can set the meeting up for failure? Check out our guide to writing meeting agendas for more information.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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How long should your meetings last? (the best length for every type!)

Communication

How long should your meetings last? (the best length for every type!)

Having a meeting that is too long (or too short!) can be a huge drain on your team's productivity. Find out how to avoid this in our post.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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How you can find the best meeting time (every time!)

Communication

How you can find the best meeting time (every time!)

Choosing the perfect time for your meeting will have a bigger impact than you expect. Find out how to pick the best time for your meeting in this post.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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Who should be on your meeting attendees list?

Communication

Who should be on your meeting attendees list?

The more the merrier, right? Well, not quite. Find out how to formulate the perfect meeting attendees list and keep productivity high in our post.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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How to tell if your business meeting really needs to happen (or not!)

Communication

How to tell if your business meeting really needs to happen (or not!)

Holding meetings for the sake of it costs businesses time and money. Find out how to ensure your meeting is necessary in this post.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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Effective meeting checklist: 10 steps to better meetings

Communication

Effective meeting checklist: 10 steps to better meetings

Meetings are an essential part of life in a business, but that doesn’t mean you’re utilizing them correctly. Find the meeting preparation checklist we use here at JOIN in this guide.

Amber Denwood

Content Marketing Manager

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