Team Building — Tasks

Anyone can propose a team. This help page covers:

  • Propose a Team
  • Recruit a Team
  • Add Members to Team's Group
  • Update a Team
  • Finalize a Team

Propose a Team

To propose a team:

  1. Dashboard drop down.
  2. My Content tab.
  3. Add New Team button.

A form will be displayed with the Team Editor. Fill out the information and when ready, make the post Public. You'll need to do two steps to make it public: Select the Public checkbox and set a date for Published.

Select the View as Team link at the bottom of the form to see how it will appear to others.

Recruit a Team

Once you have made your post public, you can begin recruiting your team. This consists may consist of two parts:

Passive Recruiting
Team Posts are visible to everyone. Your profile photo will be displayed (if provided -- upload one on your Profile). Next to your name is a Message... button. Other users can send you a message through this link. You can reply to see if this person is a good fit.
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Active Recruiting
Additionally, you should scan Skills Offered, another link in the page footer. Other users should be posting mini-résumés. If any user seems like a good fit, message them using the link next to their name.

Add Members to Team's Group

When you created your Team Proposal, we automatically created a Group with the same name. The group can be found via:

  1. Dashboard drop down.
  2. As Group Admin dashboard.

As you identify members for your team Add them to your Team's Group, by using the Add Member button at the bottom of this Editor page, and the Add user to group button on the Group page. You can only add people who have already logged into this platform. Groups allow you to message and work together.

Update Team Proposal

As you build your team, you may want to update your listing. For example, if you find you're not getting good applicants, consider wording changes to your proposal.

You may also add names of people who have joined your team. This may be advantageous for additional recruiting. (Other people cannot see your Group, so if you want to make that information public, add it to the Team Proposal.)

To update your proposal, use the My Content tab on your dashboard, and select the name of the team you're looking to change. This will display the same form you used to create your team. Edit your changes. There is no need to save as update are immediately visible. You can temporarily hide your proposal, if you like, by unselecting the Public checkbox.

Finalize a Team

Finally, remove your Team Proposal. Update it to make it not public, or simply delete it. Delete is available on the Team Building Form.

Your Group will live on, and will be your main mechanism for working with others.

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