Our Slack Integration: It’s easier than ever to give feedback and send recognition

If you and your team use Slack, we’ve made it easy to integrate continuous improvement into your Slack workflow. In our initial release, your team can perform the following:

  1. Receive a weekly DM over Slack to check-in (as an alternative to checking-in over email). If you’re an engineer, this is like a virtual retrospective.
  2. Send kudos without leaving Slack

In this article, we’ll outline how to get up and running!

 

Installation

To connect Slack with Friday Feedback, you need to be a company administrator. Please proceed to the company settings page where you will see a button to “Add to Slack.”

Slack Integration

Click this button to connect the accounts, and you’ll be ready to go.

Important note: In order to connect a Friday Feedback user with a Slack user, they will need to be using the same email address. Please have your team ensure that their emails are the same across both platforms.

If you have any issues during installation, please email us.

 

Usage

Currently, the integration provides limited capabilities (if you want more functionality, please let us know as this is a continual work-in-progress).

Check-in

When the time has come to complete a check-in (assuming you have an active check-in campaign), we will send a DM over Slack to each individual who has connected their account. The link will send an individual directly to the check-in page where they can provide insights about their week.

Kudos

In addition, you can send a kudo at any point during the week by typing the slash command /kudos and hitting “enter”. This will trigger a modal (shown below).

Kudos Modal

Here, you can select the coworker and compose a kudos message. In addition, you can choose if the kudo is public or private.

If the kudo is private, it will not be posted to the Slack channel, while if you choose “public”, the message will be broadcast across the channel and visible for others to see.

Please note, a private kudo is posted to Friday Feedback and is visible to admins/team leaders (which is identical to a private kudo sent over the Friday Feedback website).

Wrapping up

We plan more advanced functionality in Slack in the future, if you have any suggestions, questions, or comments please send them our way!

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