Tired of endless Slack threads, Zoom meetings without clarity? In Slite, you can now start long form discussions on clear topics in your team and drive them to resolution while logging and centralizing clear decisions for everyone!
In short, how to set up a discussion & link it with Slite docs
1) How to use it?
Open your Discussion panel from the sidebar.
This is where Slite will centralise all your key decisions so you can navigate easily through them and refer back to them at any time.
You can view the 'Open', 'Decisions' & 'Closed' Discussions and you have the ability to filter them by your participant role and the channel location.
Create a discussion
In the sidebar, click on the "+" button next to a document. Then choose "New discussion". It will open a draft to expose your topic and you will be able to set the proper context (Owner, Participants, Deadline).
Assign a clear owner and involve the relevant people.
Add one 'Owner' to your Discussion and multiple 'Participants' when you create your Discussion.
Set a Due Date so you don't need to follow-up.
The Owner and Participants will receive automated due date reminders so you don't need to ping each and every teammate.
Agree with something someone said? Highlight and agree.
If you're reading a response and nodding your head at the same time, why not select it, highlight it then give it a 👍. The person who wrote the response will receive a notification letting them know you appreciate/agree with their thinking.
Quote part of a response by highlighting then hitting reply.
Sometime you'll find yourself wanting to response to a specific part of a response. Don't waste time copying and pasting - highlight it, tap reply and you'll see it appear in the reply box.
Reached a decision? Add it to your Doc, right in context.
Docs hold the bigger picture, but certain decisions are often a key element in the direction. Add your decisions directly into your Slite Docs.
-> Just hit "/embed discussions" and search for the discussions
On the go? Access Discussions on Mobile.
2) Common use-cases
Strategy, OKRs, roadmaps
Proposals, new ideas
What about Slack?
Discussions do not replace Slack ⚠️. Slack remains the go to place for immediate chat, DMs. Important conversations and decisions should go in Slite where they're easier to follow and save.
How does it fit in your teamwork?
Discussions comes handy before creating a doc to document a project, a roadmap...
One the discussions is resolved with a decisions, you can create a doc to document it.
Use "Resolved with decisions" to restate the decision and align everyone.
Use a global discussion when you launch a topic
Use a doc discussion to clarify some elements of a process, a roadmap,..
Try to not let threads go unresolved with latest activity 3 days ago
Make use of
/sketchin messages to explain/illustrate/clarify more complex topic
Make use of
/videoto record video directly to explain complex topics
Other use cases
decisions on strategy
how to build a certain product feature and why?
specific feature specifications
different ways you can measure success
an approach to a product release plan
topics for the up-coming company-wide all hands presentation
how you will set up a take-home test for a employer interview
any sort of open questions you may have