Announcements are a great way to share relevant company information. Announcements can be used to remind team members of an upcoming event or to convey a quick message to the team(s).
Unlike “Conversations” team members are unable to comment on an announcement. If the team member has a question about the announcement, they can direct message their manager. Refer to the article “Direct Message” article for how to send a direct message.
You can find Announcements under the Management Menu. After clicking “Announcements,” you will see a list of your published and unpublished announcements on the main page of Announcements. To add a new announcement, click the “+Add Announcement.” Give the announcement a title and provide a date range for when you want the announcement to start showing and when you want it to end. Click “save” and continue to create the announcement. You can then select the team(s) you would like to send the announcement to. Once you have selected the team(s) you want to target, click edit content to add text, and view the sentiment, estimated time to read, ad word count. Once you have selected the team(s) and added your content, you can publish the announcement.
PRO TIP: Announcements are meant to be short term (i.e., viewable for no more than a month). A Procedure or Policy is better suited for items lasting more than a month as they are more permanent.
When viewing a published announcement, you can see who has read the announcement and if anyone has made any changes to the announcement. You also have the ability to view your engagement score for that announcement which is a combination of the number of targeted team members who have viewed the announcement and how long team members read the announcement.