How Do ChatFox Coffee Chats Work?

How Do ChatFox Coffee Chats Work?

April 29, 2020

We built ChatFox Coffee Chats so that you as a team member have the ability to connect at a meaningful level with colleagues across your organization in order to build new professional relationships. This is an interesting feature as it does not really mimic any of the in-office behaviors. Unless you have a very proactive HR team it is more likely that you network and socialize with your team or department. Most people are not wandering over to that obscure set of cubicles in the corner for an impromptu conversation. Mainly because it is awkward, but also because it is assumed that they have work to do…hopefully.

ChatFox Coffee Chats do something even more powerful, they build new professional relationships across your organization with a defined process that limits, if not eliminates, the awkwardness. Coffee Chats randomly selects up to three individuals in your ChatFox channel that have availability at the same time.

How It Works:

During setup, your admin will be asked to choose a day for Coffee Chats. The default day is Wednesday, but your team can choose any day of the week. On the selected day after 9am your time (whatever time is set as your default on Slack), you will see a notification on the ChatFox App located at the bottom of the sidebar under Apps.

In order to participate in Coffee Chats, you need to connect your Google or Outlook calendar and be part of the selected Coffee Chats Channe. You will be automatically connected with a random group of up to 3 individuals based on your calendar availability for 15 minutes.

There is no option for manually time selection.

About ChatFox

ChatFox is a Slack chatbot that builds remote team culture. Remote teams that only engage through projects, tasks, and deadlines do not foster a culture around shared values and goals. Build a strong remote team culture, improve remote team productivity, and eliminate team member isolation. Use ChatFox Icebreakers to build rapport with team members, use ChatFox Coffee Chats to have meaningful conversations with people across your organization, or use ChatFox Shout Outs to recommend a colleague and endorse their skills. Unlike other remote team solutions, ChatFox looks at remote team culture from a strategic perspective and has created engaging chats for your team that provide management with insights into remote team engagement, skills, contributions, and mobility.


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