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Kudzai Murimi
Kudzai Murimi

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How to manage Slack Notifications during core hours?

Here are some tips to manage Slack notifications during core working hours:

Turn on "Do Not Disturb" mode in Slack. This will mute all notifications except direct mentions and keywords you choose.

Toggle notifications off for specific channels that are more noisy. You can do this by clicking the "..." menu in a channel and clicking "Mute notifications".

Use Slack statuses to indicate when you are unavailable. You can set a "Do Not Disturb" status during core hours to notify your team.

Install a Slack scheduler app like "Timing". This lets you automatically mute notifications during certain time ranges.

Install a browser extension to mute Slack notifications during specific websites. This can help you focus when working on other tasks.

Set activity and availability preferences to "Show as away" during core hours. This will indicate to your team that you may not respond immediately.

Directly message your teammates to let them know when notifications are muted and when you will be available next. This helps set expectations.

Turn off general notifications and only get notified for direct messages. This will limit interruptions while still allowing your teammates to reach you.

The main goal is to set clear expectations and boundaries with your team around when you are available and when you need focus time. Using some of the above methods during core hours can help strike that balance.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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