- We all communicate. We do it every hour of the day — orally, literally, visually. But there’s a major communication inconsistency in the way we communicate in today’s digital world that can no longer go unnoticed. The nature of human communication is contextual, but the present communication methods are not built to support this — causing us to jump between different apps and platforms to cover our ever-increasing communication needs.
This is why we invented Places. It’s a feature that builds on the foundation where our predecessor, email, fell short: Place intuitively houses your interactions with different people and teams into different communal Places according to their context, eliminating the disarray of overburdened email inboxes. Read more to see all the goodies it offers!
What’s unique about it?
Inter-connected and expandable PlacesYou can build Places around your teams and manage a sophisticated structure of teams and projects easily, without missing out on any important talks. Although the essence of all Places are alike, you can create Places at multiple levels, consisting of the following:
Grand PlaceGrand Place is the top-level Place that you start with when you initially decide to create a Place for a new team or a new project. Simply put, Grand Place offers a lobby for your communications and is the land-in Place that the newly invited Members arrive upon entrance. From there on, they may be added to Places that you have nested within the Grand Place. This method helps you preserve the context of your communications efficiently.
PlaceWithin a Grand Place, you can create a set of inter-connected Places that fall under the Grand Place’s main purpose but serve a more specific goal or interest.
- For example, a Grand Place named Art Center can contain additional Places named after art movements with specific common philosophies, such as Impressionism and Expressionism.
Sub-PlacesWithin Places, you can further nest sub-Places to better organize your teams, communications, and keep track of exchanged files and other activities.
- If you’re a Basic user, you can nest up to 5 Places within a Grand Place and further 5 sub-Places for each Place you have
Place TypesPlaces offer you a greater organization, but we haven’t forgotten about the importance of privacy. There are two types of Places you can create to protect what’s confidential to you.
- Common Place: All the Members from your Grand Place can view its contents and activities. Depending on your settings, you decide if they can also post or not. Bear in mind that you cannot nest further Places in a Common Place.
- Private Place: Only selected Members from your Grand Place can view, post and search for its contents. From your settings, you can further adjust who gets to see and do what.
- Good to know: Grand Places are created as Private by default.
What can I do in a Place?You can create Places to house your team communications, and sharing information and files with them has never been easier!
- Places will offer you a viable option for creating databases for knowledge-sharing amongst your team members, and the transparency of our service will give your team the benefit of being able to view what everyone is doing. When someone new is added into the same Place, the already exchanged information will be available for them immediately and they can get on board quickly. This makes managing a team, or working collaboratively on a particular task, much more pleasant and productive
Managing your team
- We have made managing a team super easy with straightforward member positions:
- Manager is a Member that has full administrative control over a Place; they can invite and add Members; create additional Places; and adjust the settings of a Place. In a Place that they administer, Managers will have a golden throne icon associated with their profiles.
- Member is an invited and/or added person in a Place; Members’ activity level depends on the settings of a Place adjusted by the Manager(s).
- Good to know:
Manager is not necessarily the original creator of the Place, so you can be promoted from being a Member to becoming a Manager!