6.1 How do I join the Slack Community?
Once you become a member and have taken part in an onboarding meeting, you will receive an invitation to join the 'Factory Family' Slack channel. These are the steps to set up your Slack account:
Step 1 : Check your inbox for an email invitation from Slack.
Step 2 : Click Join Now.
Step 3 : Enter your full name and a password, then click Create Account.
Step 4: Upload a picture to your account so that offers can identify you.
Step 5: Put your company name in your Profile name: (e.g. Bastian Müller_ALDI). This way others can search for your company and find a point of contact.
6.2 How can I edit my profile on Slack?
Step 1 : From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
Step 2 : Select Profile & account to open your profile.
Step 3 : Click Edit Profile.
Step 4 :Edit your profile, then click Save Changes.
6.3 How can I be visible as a team on Slack?
We have a ‘User Groups’ feature in Slack, our Factory Berlin members could know who is the contact person in your company when they click ‘User Groups’ from the menu and select your company. You could also use @Tag to let others get connected with your people when you share a post in Slack community. Please inform our Corporate Partnerships Team if you want to become one of the contact people in your company.
Alternatively, arrange with your team to consistently edit your profile name including your company name (e.g. Bastian Müller_ALDI). It is recommended to also include your company position in the profile.
6.4 How do I join a Circle on Slack?
We have several official Factory Berlin Circles (see here). If you want to join a Circle, search its Slack channel name by clicking on "Channels" on the left side and then click Join Channel. That’s it!
6.5 What is the benefit of using Slack?
Slack is a cloud-based set of team collaboration tools and services and it is our most important communication channel. You can reach all our members, as well as all the corporate partners. Also, you can find all important announcements, information about various events, job offers, etc. from both Factory Berlin team and the whole Factory Family.
New team members are automatically added to the some common channels, such as #-01-announcements, #-04-intros, #-06-ask-factory-staff and #-07-factory-events. You can also join a new channel by entering it’s channel name in Slack. We have a channel called #collaboration-corner which welcome all corporate partners to address their needs, challenges, or case studies.
You can find more information and functions here.
You cannot join Slack because of your company's legal requirements? Sad to hear, as Slack is our foremost medium of communication. Consider whether you would be interested in joining with your private email address and credentials.
6.6 How do I approach other corporate partners using Slack? (user group / collaboration corner)
In the Slack menu, click on ‘User Groups’ and send a message directly to the people in the specific corporate group. They are the contact person of our corporate partners.