GetBusy understands the importance of knowing what's happened, happening, and needs to happen when looking after and building strong relationships with clients, and in order to work successfully as a team. Everyone needs to be on the same page when it matters, without having to ask. Team visibility eradicates the communication black box that gets created by traditional tools like email and chat.
Team visibility provides a simple way to control who can view the activity, files and templates within your GetBusy team.
You can control whether a thread is visible to the rest of your team when creating or editing it.
If a thread or document/file has team visibility enabled, then anyone within the team can view it.
If team visibility is not enabled, only the direct participants can view it.
Only direct participants will receive notifications about the thread, whilst those in the rest of the team that can only view will not receive direct updates and notifications. They will simply be able to go and see what's happening, if they need to.
Think of it like a magic email 'bcc' that doesn't create unnecessary noise - information is there when you need it, not when you don't.
To see threads that you are allowed to see as 'Visible to team', they will appear:
1. When viewing Individual Connections/Organisations> Find a Connection > View the 'My Team' tab. The 'Me' tab will only display threads that directly involve you as a participant, whilst 'My Team' will allow you to also see what else is going on that is related to that Connection that you're allowed to see.
Participants will be listed under each thread name so it's clear who is directly involved.
2. In the Projects view - so you can see what other team members might be working on towards each project.
You can control whether a thread is visible to the rest of the team at any time, with the flick of a switch, but helpful default behaviour assumes that:
- threads exclusively between team members are not visible to the rest of the team (team visibility defaults to off)
- threads with people outside of the team are visible to the rest of the team (team visibility defaults to on)
What happens in the team stays between the team members participating on a thread, unless they decide to share it with the team. What happens with clients (and other connections outside the team) is shared with the team, unless a team member decides otherwise.
Document/File Team Visibility
When files are uploaded and stored against Organization and Individual People records in your Connections area, they can be set to 'Visible to team' if you wish, otherwise the file will remain private and visible only to you as the uploader i.e. for your reference only.
N.B. Once this visibility has been set for this uploaded, this cannot be edited (although we will make this possible in the future).
You can however send/share documents directly with specific people for them to view by creating a thread with the file and adding participants.
Task Template Visibility
You can create task/note templates to not only save you from having to create similar tasks from scratch every time, but also to help ensure consistent and accurate processes - and this is not only for yourself, but also across the team.
Templates can simply be shared with the rest of the team for them to view and be able to use if they need to.
This can be set when creating and naming, or when editing (go to 'Rename') a template.
With greater visibility and transparency across the team in GetBusy, you'll see more efficiencies, identify opportunities, as well as improve communication and working relationships internally and externally.
Find out more about:
- What are teams?
- Setting up your team (for team owners)
- Adding members to your team (for team owners)
- Working on team projects
- The team directory of contacts
- Task templates for repetitive or recurring tasks