Social tools for distributed teams using Slack

Chances are high that you are working from home. Either because of Covid-19, or because you work for a modern company. Most likely you, or your colleagues, feel a bit lonely as a result.

There are steps you should take to make your team happier and more productive.

The WaterCooler is the first of these steps.

The WaterCooler

The WaterCooler is a Slack bot that encourages your team to get to know each other. It pairs up those that are online and encourages you to take 5 minutes to talk about something not related to work.

It is a simple, low ceremony, way of replicating the chance encounters that naturally occur in a physical office.

The benefits are immediate:

  • increased well-being and a reduced sense of isolation
  • improved communication within the team
  • higher retention of team members and lower chances of burn-out
Logo of socializer Slack bot
The WaterCooler APP 12:00
Hello! Today's social pairings are:
  • @andrei and @paul
  • @benjamin and @lisa
  • @bryan and @jonathan
  • @caroline and @thea
  • @felix and @qingling
If you have run out of ideas about what to talk about you could talk about whether you play any musical instruments?
The WaterCooler bot is especially useful when on-boarding new team members. Knowing how their colleagues tick takes the edge off work related conversations.
Felix Bauer CEO, Aircloak GmbH

Prices

The WaterCooler bot comes at four different price points. They are meant to be affordable for organizations of any size. They are meant to be humane prices for humane teams.

free
0/mo

The free version allows you to get started and explore the WaterCooler.

  • Daily socials

  • Up to 5 users

  • Slack channel of choice

  • Custom schedule

  • Custom prompts and talking points

Regular
€10/mo

Plus taxes and VAT.

  • Same features as free

  • Up to 50 users

  • For companies with up to 1 million in annual revenues

generous
€50/mo

Plus taxes and VAT.

  • Same features as regular

  • Unlimited users

  • For companies irrespective of their revenues

compliance
€250/mo

Plus taxes and VAT.

  • Same features as generous

  • Compliance fulfilment and custom questionnaires