As a private practice clinic owner you’ve probably heard that Slack is a great communication platform to connect and engage with your team, but you might wondering how to use it most effectively to collaborate with your team.
If you are sick of your email inbox being full of long winded emails that have no apparent order (because it’s based on when you received them), then slack will be pocketful of sunshine for you.
Imagine if text messaging and email had a child, well, slack would be the gorgeous offspring. Yep, slack scored all of the good traits.
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Slack allows you to segment your discussions into relevant topics in a way that promotes the ‘no fluff‘ or ‘straight to the point‘ nature of text messaging communication.
That means with slack, you get your time back!
I’m sure you’d agree that a connected team is going to be far more engaged and more likely to collaborate with their team mates about how to improve service delivery and client experiences.
After working with 100’s of private practice clinic owners, and as part of the Clinic Mastery Business Academy, we work exclusively with you to implement the communication channels you need to connect your team, create a great place to work and ultimately Grow Your Clinic .
In this article, I’m going to share how you can set up your slack account to instantly connect and collaborate your team!
Slack is an online platform that simplifies and structures team communication so that you’re more productive.
Slack is a team collaboration tool, and a modern-day forum (with cool app integrations and heaps of extra technology!)
The problem with many other team communication channels like Facebook or WhatsApp groups is that they are linear – there is only one vertical stream of communication.
In a matter of hours a thread can disappear from sight, making it difficult to have ongoing conversation.
You’ll love the fact that slack helps improve productivity because of the speed of communication, the specificity of discussions and the integration with other apps and tools in your clinic.
Your team will make a quicker and smoother transition to Slack if you keep the platform simple to begin with.
Just like introducing and successfully implementing any new system into your clinic, you must make it simple to follow and easy to use.
What this means for you as the clinic owner is that you need to decide what are the most important ‘discussion topics’ (known as Channels in Slack) that we need to have.
We suggest that you start with these 6 channels to begin with:
You should start with the 6 fundamental channels and then consider these additional channels to further help your team communication and collaboration.
It really is so easy to add new channels to your account in slack so that you’re discussing whats relevant.
If you want to get the most out of slack then follow these tips to ensure you use the platform productively!
We believe that you just need 1 team mate to connect and collaborate with to make it worthwhile.
The reality is that Slack is a better way to track and segment your history of messages because you can have the #channels.
You and your team will be able to collaborate anywhere, anytime with slack – it’s global, mobile and social.
You’d be better served to chose slack instead of using chat inside of your practice management system.
You need to minimise the number of distractions and attention grabbers in your clinic and we believe that because Slack has greater functionality, you should prioritise using it.
If you’re looking to connect you’re team so that you can collaborate about growing your clinic, then you need to have a great communication channel like Slack.
Your ability to segment discussions, interact immediately and minimise email means that you will boost the productivity within your private practice.
Slack is global, social, mobile and free… it doesn’t get much better than that!
It’s time to get away from your full email inbox or your overcrowded, one threaded conversation on Facebook or WhatsApp and embrace slack!
You’ll never look back 🙂
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