A simple Slack bot is our answer to that question. Using only 3 commands your company or group can instantly start to leverage untapped organizational intelligence. The bot is button driven to ensure adoption is a breeze. Your team members can add skills they have and are willing to help others with and self rate the skill between 1 and 10. Other members can then look at the skill list if they have a need or want to get to know something better. If the skill is not available users can let skillzbot know that there are skills in need.
Trudy and Peter Johnson-Lenz, "Groupware: Orchestrating the Emergence of Collective Intelligence"
Once you have installed the application into your Slack team simply type hi and that will get you started. The bot responds to any input.
As members add their individual skills and knowledge the teams bank of skills will grow. The ranking is the overall team average for that skill. To find the members that added the skill simply click the skill and a list will be provided.
This is a list of skills from team members that have indicated that would like to know more about. To find members that have asked for knowledge simply click the skill from the list.
Type add excel 6 or add accounts receivable 4 and the bot will add those skills to the team for other to find. Each skill is self rated between 1(novice) to 10(wizard,ninja, master). Typing add excel 0 would remove excel.
Type need excel or need fitness education and skillzbot will add it to the list of skills team members are looking to learn more about. Typing need excel again would remove it.
Skillzbot will never sell an individuals data. Skillzbot collects a very limited set of information from users and if you want your team to be deleted just let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Skillzbot is free to use.
My name is Ryan Deeds. Ive been a corporate IT manager for the past 15 years and one of the common issues I see is an unawareness of who has what skill and who is willing to help. With that thought in mind SkillzBot is birthed.