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Survey bot for Slack kills the dreaded back and forths

(TECHNOLOGY) Slack is an amazing productivity tool, but it can also be a huge time waster – help balance the two with this survey bot.

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Slack has taken many an office by storm by providing a platform for team communication. A major part of being a team is employing the aspect of democracy and leaving questions to a vote. So many questions. Sometimes too many questions.

Standuply understands this aspect, and has created a polling feature that can be added to Slack. These polls can be a one-time question or a recurring event through a schedule you select.

Polls can help Agile teams with checking their mood, as well as estimating stories from a project backlog. This may also be a huge time saver when the dreaded, “Hey, team, where should we go to lunch?” question pops up.

So how does it work? First, you create a poll. To do that, you select a schedule to run a Slack poll for your team. This can work with any time zone or to each team member’s local time. From there, you select participants, then customize poll questions and answers.

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And, like any good vote in a democracy, results can be posted anonymously. That way Stephanie can anonymously complain about everyone “always picking Olive Garden for lunch.” (joke below)

From here, based on a schedule, Standuply will then reach out to selected people and will survey them right in Slack. Team members will provide their answers, and a survey bot aggregates them to serve overall charts with survey results.

After the survey, results can be delivered to a Slack channel, or via direct message, email, or Webhook. Regular surveys can be automated, or it can just be a one and done thing.

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Other examples of ways to use polls is to get a gauge from a remote team about where they worked from on certain days. Run enough of these polls and one can pose it against individuals’ productivity to see if a certain location helps or hinders an employee’s output.

Standuply is also working on a version to have Slash commands work within polling.

Staff Writer, Taylor Leddin is a publicist and freelance writer for a number of national outlets. She was featured on Thrive Global as a successful woman in journalism, and is the editor-in-chief of The Tidbit. Taylor resides in Chicago and has a Bachelor in Communication Studies from Illinois State University.

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