Training Your Team
Introducing a new tool to your team can be a bit intimidating. Here's a few things that help you introduce Basecamp to your team!
Use an HQ project for training/onboarding
You can create a new project with your company name, add the "HQ" to the end, and invite everyone to join. After that, it'll be a great place to post a welcome to Basecamp message. That message can have the reasons you’re trying Basecamp along with links to our guides and classes, and you can share this introduction video with anyone new to Basecamp.
To help you with that, we will also offer some onboarding help within Basecamp via the Hey! menu and emails.
And here's a sample message you can tweak for your team:
Subject: Welcome to Basecamp!
Welcome to Basecamp — an online platform we're using to organize our team and projects. It's your one-stop hub for our work.
This initial space I’ve invited you to is our HQ. It's our place to post company-wide announcements everyone should know about, chat socially in the Chat room, and post files and other stuff everyone needs. I’ll also create other projects as we need.
A Few Basecamp Resources
- The Learn Center will help you master the Basecamp basics.
- The Help Guides are great for diving more into how Basecamp works.
- Intro to Basecamp 4 video will walk you through setting up a project. The Basecamp team also offers weekly live Q&A classes.
- The Support page will put you in contact with the Basecamp customer support team.
If you have questions about anything at all, don't hesitate to ask!
Don't add everyone to every project.
Use heartbeats to keep folks in the loop.
Set expectations with your team around chat.
The best way for people to see value in Basecamp is to try it. Start with a small group of people and projects. Then expand out to everyone else in your company.
Want to chat with our support team about rolling Basecamp out to your team? Drop us an email here.
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