Teams are the foundation of your Blink structure. They are how you group your employees together and define what each user sees and has access to throughout Blink.
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When content is shared on Blink, an audience has to be assigned to that piece of content. An audience can be made up of one Team or a group of Teams.
When a user is added as a member of a Team, that user will be able to see all content shared to that Team throughout Blink. For example, when posting to the Feed, you can choose to share your content with individuals or Teams, or a combination of both:
Please note that you can ONLY see and share things with the Teams that you are a member of. If you leave a Team, you will no longer see that Team's content in the Hub; however, any feed posts shared to that team will remain in your feed so that you don't lose any important information.
How are Teams managed?
Teams are managed in the Directory. Simply click on the Teams tab in the Directory to view the Teams you are a member of.
If you are a Team Administrator for a Team, you will be able to manage your Team via the Directory too, see below:
You can alter the Team Privacy - this relates to who has the ability to post to the feed (Admins only, no one, or everyone!) - and you can also change who is in the team by using the three little dots, but also the title and image using the 'Edit' button!
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Need to create a new team? Open up the Admin portal and click on the Teams tab under User Management. Click here for more guidance on creating, editing and deleting Teams.
Guidance on Teams
When you create your Blink account, an all-encompassing, company-wide Team will automatically be created which will include all the users you invite to your Blink organization.
The Teams you have on Blink should mirror the Teams in your organization so, before you invite your users, start by creating some high-level Teams to add your colleagues too. For example, if you have IT, Administration, and Customer Service as your main teams for the organization, you may want to create those in Blink accordingly.
Don't create lots of teams unless you really need to - keep it simple to start with. You can add, edit and remove Teams at any time!