Making a List … And Checking It Twice! The New Slack Tool Helping Entrepreneurs Manage Their Projects

By Marie-Antoinette Issa
on 10 June 2024

Slack is now rolling out Lists, a powerful project and task management tool tailored to the needs of modern businesses. Designed to seamlessly integrate with Slack’s existing features like Workflow Builder and Canvas, Lists aims to revolutionise how entrepreneurs and their teams manage projects, streamline workflows, and achieve their business goals. At its core, Lists is all about centralisation and customisation. Teams can create tailored lists for various purposes, from managing projects and triaging requests to planning team activities and personal to-do lists. With customisable fields such as assignees, due dates, statuses, and priorities, Lists provides the flexibility to adapt to diverse organisational needs.

Using Slack Lists to support your work flow

Whether you’re a Slack new starter, or a long-time user of the beloved communication platform for teams, here’s how you can use Slack Lists to support your work flow.

  1. Managing projects. With Lists, entrepreneurs can create comprehensive lists for each project, assigning tasks, setting deadlines and tracking progress – all within Slack. This centralised approach ensures everyone is on the same page and allows for easy collaboration.
  2. Triaging requests. By automatically populating requests into Lists, teams gain visibility into all incoming tasks. Therefore enabling them to prioritise effectively and allocate resources where needed. This streamlined process reduces bottlenecks and enhances efficiency.
  3. Team planning. Lists offer a bird’s eye view of all ongoing work, facilitating better resource management and capacity planning. Whether monitoring progress or assigning ownership and priority levels, Lists empower teams to work cohesively towards common objectives.
  4. Personal To-Do’s. Individuals can leverage Lists to organise their tasks and prioritise work effectively. By consolidating all assigned tasks in one place, entrepreneurs can ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
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Who can take advantage of Slack Lists?

The applications of Lists extend across various departments. These include

  • Sales teams: Drive alignment and close deals faster by coordinating tasks and strategies within Lists.
  • IT teams: Improve response times and streamline processes by managing help desk requests and workflows efficiently.
  • Marketing teams: Plan and execute campaigns, events, and launches with precision, all while collaborating seamlessly within Lists.

The benefits of Slack Lists

By bringing project management directly into Slack, Lists eliminates the need for switching between multiple apps, thus saving valuable time and reducing friction in work flows. With the ability to automate tasks and triage requests, entrepreneurs can focus on what matters most—driving their business forward.

Customer feedback from the Lists pilot programme has also been overwhelmingly positive, with many reporting improvements in productivity and time savings. As Slack continues to roll out Lists to its paid customers, entrepreneurs can look forward to a more streamlined and efficient approach to project management.

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