We’re passionate about helping teams work better together. As companies grow, teamwork becomes more challenging. As more teams form, information silos emerge, making collaboration more difficult. Teams embracing agile practices become more fluid, with ad-hoc teams forming fast and disbanding just as quickly. Projects start, projects stop, squads form, tribes are born, new starters jump in, and old-timers jump out. Keeping up with individual team members is challenging enough, and keeping everyone on a team aligned and informed is even tougher.
To make your lives a little less chaotic, we’re introducing Team and People profiles, which offer an open view of who people are, what team they’re on, and what they’re working on.
Connect with others in your organization
The People and Teams directory helps you find people or teams in your organization, while profiles expose more about what an individual or team does, their role in the organization, which Confluence spaces they work in, and what projects they’re working on. You’ll instantly feel more connected to others, and more confident that you’re reaching out to the right colleagues for the task at hand.
Stay on top of your own team’s work
Teams in Confluence are a great way to visualize those you work with on a regular basis. You can track fluid groupings like project teams, leadership groups, squads, guilds, tribes, or committees. Team profiles offer a centralized place to see your team’s mission and the individuals on your team, as well as easy access to all your team’s important resources – Jira boards, Bitbucket repos, Confluence spaces – by adding a link.
Keeping teams in the loop
Team mentions and shares make it simple for you to keep everyone in the loop. To keep the right teams informed on a decision you’re making, or just keep track of attendees in meeting notes, just @mention a Team on any Confluence page or comment. Alternatively, you can easily share a project with any Team (as long as you share the same email domain) using the share button on any Confluence page.
How do I get started with Teams?
Navigate to the People Directory and hit the “Start a Team” button on the top right. Insert a Team name and invite people to join (for now, you can only invite people who already have access to your site). Start filling out your profile with a description of what your team does, and add links you know your team will always need, such as Confluence spaces or pages, Bitbucket repos, reports, files, or Slack channels. Don’t forget to add some personality to your page by setting a cover image at the top!
This is just the beginning for Teams. In the next few quarters, we’re focusing on improving the experience of Teams and adding new features.
Got ideas? Please feel free to leave us a comment with feedback or questions on the community post.
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