Help Center Getting Started

The ultimate guide to setting up CultureBot

Below you'll find the best practices for setting up your CultureBot for success with your team.

First Things First

Installing CultureBot and other mandatory steps.

What is CultureBot?

CultureBot is a Slack bot to automate various tasks to improve the health and culture of your team.

Installing CultureBot

Click the "Add to Slack" button below. This will bring you to the Slack website where you'll then select an initial channel to install CultureBot to. Select the channel, and hit 'allow'. The bot should then redirect you to Slack for more setup.

Add CultureBot to Slack

Adding to Channels

The first thing to you'll want to do after installing CultureBot is to invite it to all of the Slack channels you want it to post to. Use the command /invite @CultureBot in the channel(s) of your choosing to do this. For example, we like to setup the channels "#water-cooler" for water cooler topics to post to and "#health-tips" for weekly health messages.

Weekly Health Tips

Configuring the health tips section

Basic Setup

The weekly health tips section is used to send mental and physical health tips to your team on a recurring basis. To use the health tips message you'll need to set each of the following in the image shown below:

  • Check the "send health reminders" checkbox
  • Select a channel to post to
  • Select the day of the week to send
  • Select an hour of the day to send
health tip setup

What does this message look like?

health tip message

Water Cooler Topics

Configuring the water cooler section

Basic Setup

Water cooler topics are interesting and thought-provoking messages (so as to improve team bonding) sent at a specified frequency. To use water cooler message you'll need to set each of the following in the image shown below:

  • Check the "send water cooler conversations" checkbox
  • Select a channel to post to
  • Choose which prompt topics you'd like to include
  • Select days of the week to send the message
  • Select the hour of day to send the message
water cooler setup

What does this message look like?

water cooler message

Trivia

Configuring a new game of trivia

Basic Setup

Trivia is one of the features of CultureBot that can be started on-demand. To start a new game of trivia, just go to any Slack channel and type the following slash command (and hit enter): "/trivia"

Once you type the command the trivia configuration modal (shown below) will appear. You'll need to fill out the following options before starting your game:

  • Select which categories of topics to include
  • Select the number of questions
  • Select the duration for each question
trivia setup

What does this message look like?

trivia message

Employee Lottery

Configuring the employee lottery section

Basic Setup

The employee lottery feature allows you to send one or multiple prizes to an employee pool of your choosing. To use the employee lottery feature you'll need to set each of the following in the image shown below:

  • Check the "chooses an employee to win a pre-selected company prize" checkbox
  • Select a channel to post to
  • Select the employees to play in the lottery
  • Select how often to run the lottery
  • Select the day of the week to run the lottery
  • Select the hour of day to run the lottery
  • Create a prize (or multiple prizes) for the winner to receive
employee lottery setup

What does this message look like?

employee lottery message

Birthday Messages

Configuring the birthday messages section

Basic Setup

The birthday message feature allows you to collect the birthdays from everyone on your team and send out celebratory birthday notifications automatically (on someone's birthday). To use the birthday messages feature you'll need to set each of the following in the image shown below:

  • Check the "Sends birthday messages to your employees on their birthday!" checkbox
  • Select a channel to post to
  • Select the hour of day to run send celebratory birthday messages (uses your local timezone)
  • Click the "Collect Birthdays" button to send a message out to anyone on your team who hasn't submitted their birthday yet
birthday message setup

What does this message look like?

birthday message

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