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Strategies for Creating Engaging Donut Channels
Strategies for Creating Engaging Donut Channels

Learn how to make the most of your Intros, Watercooler, and Celebrations channels.

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Maintaining active and engaging channels is a great way to bring a team together and create a sense of community. Here, we will take a look at our general recommendations for successfully setting up your Donut channels.

Looking for step-by-step instructions for setting up each channel type? Select an option below to check out our comprehensive guides:

Intros
Watercooler
Celebrations


1. Identify the goals of the channel:

Before creating a channel, think about what you want to achieve with it. Are you hoping to encourage team bonding or knowledge-sharing? Or are you looking for ways to keep your distributed team connected asynchronously? Knowing your goals will help you choose the right type of channel and tailor your approach.

2. Determine the size and scope of the channel:

Decide who will be included in the channel and how many people should be involved. You may also want to think about whether the channel will be open to the entire organization or restricted to specific departments or teams.

3. Communicate with your team:

Once the channel is created, let your team know about the new channel and why it was created. Encourage them to participate and provide feedback. Want more advice on how to announce your channels? Click here.

4. Monitor and adjust:

Keep an eye on how the channel is working and make adjustments as needed with reporting. For example, you may want to change the frequency of the meetings or adjust the channel's other settings to better suit your team's needs.


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