What is Enactus?
Enactus UK supports students & young people across the country to engage in social action and social enterprise. Our mission in the UK is to be recognised as a leader in developing a national network of socially minded young leaders of the future, who transform communities and society through real life social action and environmentally responsible enterprise.
We are dedicated to creating a better world while developing the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators. The Enactus network of global business, academic and student leaders are unified by our vision - to create a better, more sustainable world.
We have an established university programme which has been running since 2001 and now operates in over 60 universities across the UK, engaging up to 3,000 students each year.
Communication - Slack
Slack is a team communication platform that all Enactus Sheffield teams use. As one of the 5 Enactus Sheffield Core Values, it’s important that all members communicate regularly and effectively. Using Slack offers three main advantages compared to alternative communication platforms:
1. Centralisation - it allows you to keep all of the discussions that you have as a team in one place, providing you with an easy-to-access bank of all things you’ve discussed as a team or with individuals (via direct message).
2. Individual topic channels - your project has many moving parts (areas/departments), which often need discussing at the same time as one-another. Breaking up these areas into channels allows you to do this seamlessly.
3. Seamless integration - Slack facilitates easy integration with all Google services (drive, email, calendar etc.) and other platforms that we regularly use at Enactus Sheffield.
A few tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of Slack:
Turn on notifications after joining all channels in your workspace, via settings on your device so you don’t miss anything! (This will not happen automatically).
Use the channels to instigate discussion and, where relevant, tag teammates in your messages.
You can notify your full team by typing ‘@channel’.
The ‘Reply in thread’ helps to keep messages in a logical order, if multiple things are being discussed in one channel.
ENtrepreneurial - having the perspective to see an opportunity and the talent to create value from that opportunity;
ACtion - the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed;
US - a group of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
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