Managing remote teams can be extremely challenging. When team members are scattered in different locations, building a tight connection among team members can be hard.
Tools like Slack are becoming the preferred tool to communicate with teams that are in the office together, as well as remote.
In this article, we’ll discuss 10 best Slack apps and bots to keep your remote team happy and productive.
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).
Trivia is the new way to connect with your remote team while playing exciting quizzes and remote games on Slack and Microsoft Teams! Get summarised results at the end of every Trivia quiz and find your very own Quizzard!
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Giphy app allows you to search from the world’s largest library of animated GIFs, making it easy to find and share them on Slack. Want to display a cat gif? Just typing “/giphy cats” will display a cat GIF in your channel.
HeyTaco lets you recognize a team member by giving them tacos when they accomplish something great! Then, that teammate can redeem their tacos for custom rewards. It sparks conversations and builds stronger relationships with its fun and unique kindness currency…tacos!
TINYpulse bot is a feedback-based app that encourages the whole team to provide input. Customizable weekly queries that can range from “How valued do you feel at work?” to “Where should we hold the company holiday party?”.
This provides actionable, specific data for executives to reference in decision-making.
6. Zoom for Slack
Zoom for Slack allows you to instantly share video, audio, and screens from any Slack channel or group. From any channel in Slack, you can start an instant meeting by entering the /zoom command.
ToDoBot is a task management app for slack. It assigns tasks during conversations and set due dates. That way, instead of creating a 15-minute task in your project management tool, you can monitor it straight from Slack.
Pocket for Slack helps you capture and save all of the interesting articles, links, and videos your teammates share in Slack throughout the day — right to Pocket.
Sync conversations across both platforms, receive updates, and track changes instantly to ensure everyone is on the same page. Monday enables teams to manage work, meet deadlines, and build a culture of accountability and inclusion.
Start your day with a Standuply meeting in Slack, to prompt teammates to share what they’re working on, what’s blocking them and what they’ve completed.
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