With millions of people forced into working from home by the current situation, companies are finding ways to keep teams connected across the globe.
One tool is quickly emerging as the most popular of the remote collaboration bunch: Slack.
Slack has a treasure of bots and apps, and integrations, that can be used to make daily efforts in the workplace easier.
In this article, you’ll find 17 Slack bots to build an amazing team culture, increase engagement, and improve collaboration:
BirthdayBot is the app to keep track of office birthdays and anniversaries. BirthdayBot keeps everyone informed about upcoming birthdays. It also ensures all the members of your team get a proper b’day celebration!
Trivia is the new way to connect with your remote team while playing exciting quizzes on Slack and Microsoft Teams! Get summarised results at the end of every Trivia quiz and find your very own Quizzard!
Moodbit is an app for everyone in the company: managers, employees, executives and more. Moodbit helps to provide a clear understanding of what is going on in the workplace.
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Icebreakers helps you to get to know your coworkers. Icebreakers nudges your teammates on Mondays to share about their weekend highlights or fun links, and another day later in the week with a rotating question. Questions range from light-hearted to thoughtful.
EngageWith is an employee recognition and rewards platform that enriches your company culture. It virtually brings recognition and fun within your Slack and MS Teams workspace. With EngageWith, everyone across your organization can publicly recognize everyone else by giving points that add up to valued rewards (employees can redeem their points).
Niles is a wiki bot that organizes your team’s knowledge and answers common questions directly in Slack. What if he doesn’t know the answer? No problem, Niles will suggest adding it to the knowledge base for future reference.
7. Lunch Train
Lunch Train makes planning lunch outings with your team simple and pleasant (and, dare we say, fun). Want sushi for lunch? Start a Lunch Train with a quick slash command, and your teammates can easily board the train and receive a reminder when it’s time to depart.
It greets people. It sounds simple, but GreetBot is your onboarding assistant for Slack. In a few easy steps, it helps you make your colleagues, collaborators, customers and community members feel welcome and informed when they join your workspace.
Slido brings to Slack an easy way to capture and address your team’s most burning questions and ideas. Companies use Slido at their meetings to involve their employees in the conversation and keep everyone on the same page.
Hibob is a people management platform on a mission to improve the employee experience. Connecting to Slack seamlessly enables bob highlights such as daily digests and shoutouts, updates on real-time events, and a command center for quick questions.
11. Water Cooler Trivia
Water Cooler Trivia makes the work week more fun with weekly trivia contests that the whole office can participate in. The conversations sparked by trivia bring people together.
Pinpon helps keep track of every ping pong game your team plays. Challenge your colleagues, record games and keep an eye on your rank all within a simple text-based interface.
Slack teams use Carrot to share important news, updates, and decisions nobody should miss. Slack teams use Carrot to share important news, updates, and decisions nobody should miss.
RandomCoffee creates targeted connections between employees at work with a unique matching platform. Create automated employee-matching campaigns and generate hundreds of targeted introductions in a single click.
15. WFH Surveys
WFH Surveys helps you take feedback from your remote employees via AI-enabled interactive chat. This slack app asks questions about employee well being, team coordination and challenges faced during remote working.
Butterfly helps team managers improve their emotional leadership by keeping a trace of their team’s happiness through open communication consistent, feedback loop and artificial intelligence.
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