Bots for better productivity
Slack is a powerful communication tool, but it can become overwhelming. If you’re tagged repeatedly throughout the day, you might find yourself digging through a mountain of messages. Some users even decide to skip Slack for an entire day, checking it when they have more time.
Fortunately, there is a way to stay on top of the chaos. Bots in Slack are designed to do some of the legwork for you, reminding you about important tasks, integrating with email and automatically sorting them, and streamlining approvals so you don’t have to keep bugging the boss.
What happens when you use these bots? In most cases, it means you can focus on communicating and chatting, less on messaging busywork. Here are our top picks that can make a difference in your work day.
One of the best Slack bots around, BusyBot is a task manager that is ultra-simple (and therefore ultra useful). You can assign tasks to anyone, which generates automated reminders. Using the BusyBot site, you can track all assigned tasks. The real value of this bot is in keeping everything centrally located in Slack, thus avoiding a separate app for tasks.
You might say there is life before Polly and life after. This bot helps you build consensus in an office in a way that seems fun and productive. With Polly, you can conduct a survey and customize the way it works – say, allowing users to add a multiple-choice option. The reason it works so well is that it cuts right to the chase, eliminating excess discussion about where to meet for the company picnic or who should be responsible for ordering coffee.
Read more: https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/10586-slack-bots-boost-productivity.html