Email template for introducing Slack

Slack works best when your whole team is on board, without splitting conversations between email and other messaging apps. We’ve put together a customizable template you can send to your team to help everyone start using Slack to communicate and work more productively.

 

Instructions
  1. Copy the template below. 
  2. Customize any [bolded] text.
  3. Add additional context to help your team understand how and why you're adopting Slack.
  4. Remove content that isn't relevant for your team. 
  5. Send the email to your team and ask them to reply with any questions or comments on Slack!

Hi team,

As some of you know, we’re moving to Slack for our internal team communications. Slack is a messaging app where we can talk, share files and work together. It also connects with tools we already use, like [add examples here], as well as 500+ other apps to discover. Having everything in one place will help us work together better and faster, rather than jumping around between emails, IMs, texts and a bunch of other programs. Everything you share in Slack is automatically indexed and archived, creating a searchable archive of all of our work. We want to be using the best communication tools to help us be more productive and make our lives easier.

Before we get started, please get yourself set up:

  • Head over here: [team URL] and sign up with your work email. There are already [# of people on Slack] on Slack from [name departments/teams], so join us!
  • Download the apps for desktop and mobile for a much better experience. 
  • Check out Slack’s Getting Started and video guides.

What can Slack do for you?

  • Add transparency to team communication for greater visibility into what other teams are working on.
  • Speed up feedback and decision making.
  • Make it easier to find information and documents, thanks to Slack’s search.
  • Bring information including alerts and notifications from other tools into one place.. This means less switching between different apps and windows.

Questions? Feedback?

If you have questions about our Slack team account, please post in the [#slack-help or other appropriate channel] channel on Slack or send an email to [your email address here]. If you have general questions about Slack, their Help Center is a great resource.

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