Virtual Watercooler Slack Bot | Watercooler Topics For Remote Teams

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Spark engaging conversations inside Slack with unique conversations from the virtual watercooler.

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We make it easy for remote teams to connect around the virtual water cooler, from anywhere.

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What is a virtual water cooler for Slack?

Before the covid-19 pandemic, most employees engaged with each other in a physical office. Casual conversations would naturally occur at the physical water cooler between employees.

This sort of natural engagement can be replicated virtually for remote employees at what we like to call the proverbial "virtual water cooler". With a virtual water cooler on Slack, team bonding that used to happen in the office now happens for remote employees inside of Slack Channels where unique water cooler chats start. Below are a few examples of some water cooler topics that could spark engagement for remote employees inside Slack. They can be quirky and fun, or more personal in nature.

– What's the best restaurant you've even been to?
– What does your desk look like? Share a photo of your workspace!
– Drop a photo of your pet or favorite animal!
– Which superpower would you rather have, invisibility or the ability to fly?

How the Watercooler Works

CultureBot automatically sends a conversation starting message to the Slack channel of your choosing at the time you tell it to. Messages can even be customized.

watercooler channel and time

Choose a Channel and Time to Post

Inside of the CultureBot admin page (easily found inside of your Slack org), you'll simply want to select a channel (or channels) to send the watercooler topics to, as well as the time of day and days of the week for them to run.

watercooler topics

Select Your Topics

Next you'll want to click the 'select topics for water cooler' button which will give you plenty of categories of conversation starters to choose from. Want something a bit more team-specific? Click the 'view/add prompts' button to add your own!

watercooler message preview

Watch the conversation unfold!

And... that's it, really! In fewer than 5 minutes you've setup your team for more interesting and engaging conversations inside of Slack. A word of recommendation – make sure you aren't sending too many messages too often!

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