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Seeking Feedback! 🤓 Inline Commenting
Hi Guru Community! 👋I’m Kate, Product Designer at Guru. Inline commenting has been a highly requested feature and I’m looking for a few folks passionate about this topic who would be willing to speak with me so I could get a better understanding of your use case, pain points, and workflow that collaborative editing would help support. If interested, please comment on this thread and I will follow up to find 30 minutes to connect via video call in the next few weeks.Thanks so much for helping to make Guru the best tool possible for you and your team! 💚
Calling all "Verification Digest" email readers (or non-readers)!
Hi Guru Community! We’re conducting research around our Verification Digest email, and would love to speak to any users who currently receive this weekly email from Guru. Please note that this email currently only goes to users who do not have Slack notifications enabled–if you do have Slack notifications enabled, you get the same round-ups directly in Slack. All opinions are welcomed! Please share a comment in the thread if you’d like to share your feedback, and we’ll reach out with a link to schedule a time to chat.
Guru Anniversary Challenge: Measuring your Average Adoption Rate
Happy Guru Anniversary! Congratulations on one whole year with Guru, AND finding yourself at step one of the Guru Anniversary Challenge. First, we’ll focus on your Guru adoption. Your Guru adoption rate shows the proportion of users who have performed an active event (i.e. a Card view, copy, search, verify, or edit) to the total number of users. The time period and number of users are determined by the filters you set. To measure your average adoption rate in your past year with Guru: Head to your Analytics dashboard in Guru. Underneath the overview tap, adjust the date filter to say “In the last 1 year.” Note: you may want to adjust this, depending on what window of time you’d like to measure with Guru. Decide on a timeline and keep it consistent for reporting to come! Hit the refresh arrow in the top right corner and find your average adoption rate! Typically customers maintain a 51% average Guru adoption rate. If you're around or above that, highlight this fun fact to your te
Get insights out of Slack and into Guru - Apply for the Private Beta today
Hey Guru Community! If your company uses Slack to communicate, there’s a lot of valuable information zipping through your channels on any given day. We know that it’s difficult to get a holistic view of what your teams are talking about and where they need more help, so we are building towards a future where all the most valuable information from Slack gets surfaced and captured in Guru. We’re building a new feature that will allow Guru to sift through Slack for you and help surface important insights. With this new feature, you’ll be able to identify trending topics in your busiest Slack channels, view the messages associated with those topics, and easily transfer the content from those messages directly to new or existing Guru cards, allowing you to unlock the most in-demand information for your entire team. We’re opening a limited, private beta for this new feature in the coming days. If you’re interested in participating in this private program, please apply using this Google Form
Guru Awards Challenge: Preparing your presentation
Looking to celebrate all the folks on your team who make the outcomes of Guru possible? You’re in the right place! Now that you’ve identified honorees, you can make your Guru Awards! Make a copy of this slide deck (they're each individual awards) and fill in the proper names - the winners & your name. Adjust design to incorporate your company branding (optional) Print them out (try to find nicer paper) and make sure to print single-sided. Or, if this is virtual, save each slide as an individual PDF to send to folks.Once you’ve created your awards, head to the next step to plan your Guru Awards ceremony. Don’t forget to come back to the original challenge post to share your experience creating your own Guru Awards and get your exclusive Community badge!Host your own Guru Awards! Introducing the Guru Awards Challenge
New member introductions
Welcome to the Guru Community, we’re thrilled that you’re here with us! Help others get to know you - in a comment below, introduce yourself with your name, role, company, and what brings you to the community :) After you introduce yourself, think about what you're looking to learn about from others and create new Q&A post to get input from the Community!We can’t wait to meet you and see you in the discussion!
Seeking feedback: how do you find out that knowledge in Guru has changed?
Hi Community!I’m Laura and I’m on the Product Management team here at Guru. Historically I’ve been focused on search and discovery–you may have seen me jump into conversations related to those areas here before. Recently, along with Kate, from our Design team, I’ve started to look into a new area and we are at the point where it would be wonderful to have your input on what we’re considering. Generally the goals of working on this new area are to: Help you work confidently by surfacing information that’s valuable but not getting explicitly sent to you through channels like announcements. Help you keep up with changes to information you rely on so you know you have the most current information available. Overall this should reduce the effort it takes to find information you need, and make it easier for you to stay up to date. To give you a clearer sense of what the outcome of this research might be, we are currently looking to understand how people interact with favorites, how people
Knowledge Fest by Guru (fall 2022 virtual conference) - we need your input and ideas!
Exciting news! Knowledge Fest is going virtual*, it'll be 100% free, and it's now taking place on September 28-29. Best of all, you can register now!Whether you’re in operations, communications, sales, or support, Knowledge Fest is a great place for you to connect with peers, hear inspiring talks, and learn knowledge management strategies that will help your teams thrive in the hybrid world.It will feature incredible speakers from innovative companies Shopify, Zoom, Airtable, Monday.com, and more, and together we'll explore three tracks: Reinventing Collaboration and Communication in the New World of Work Knowledge Management Strategies for the Age of Information Overload How to Drive Company-Wide Alignment in an Asynchronous Environment Check out the speaker line-up (more coming soon!) and register here for free! We’re still in the planning process, and would love your input so we can create the best possible experience for this amazing community!Have questions, other ideas, or ex
Guru Deep Dive Recap: The Impact of Guru and Measuring the ROI of Knowledge Management
This week we gathered to hear tips from Chris Anderson, Senior Director of Lifecycle Engagement & Retention at Guru and @Hillary Curran, Director of Customer Success at Guru about measuring and articulating Guru’s ROI impact at your organization.At a time when many companies are tightening their budgets, a question you might hear is “Do we really need Guru?”. You know that Guru is an indispensable tool that puts the information you need to do your job at your fingertips and makes your workday feel like a lot less work. But can you prove it? Common challenges folks raised around this topic include: Accurately measuring the impact of Guru on your team and/or at your company The business incentive for Knowledge Management Aligning Guru success metrics with business outcomes The Value of Knowledge Management Productivity 35% reduction in search time + 20-25% rise in company-wide productivity Profit Businesses with highly-engaged employees bring in 21% more profit Mora
Managing Users and Groups - Seeking Your Feedback!
Hi all! Product Manager from Guru here.I’ve started a research project looking into how our customers manage users and groups at a large scale, especially if they do so without SSO and SCIM, or if there are gaps in SSO and SCIM that need to be filled manually.Are you a knowledge manager, CX leader, or sales enablement person who finds yourself spending too much time adding and removing users from different groups in Guru?Or maybe an IT admin who has to do manual things in Guru that you think should be automated?I want to talk to you!Please feel free to share your experiences in this discussion, and let me know if you’d be open to a 30 minute Zoom conversation with me.I appreciate you!
Important Guru improvements coming soon!
Hello, Guru Community! My name is Ly Nguyen, and I’m the VP of Product at Guru. I’m so excited to share the early news with you all about some major improvements coming soon 🎉Your feedback has helped us shape the vision for this next phase of Guru: to give every team in the world trusted information so that they can do their best work. With teams everywhere combating information overload, burnout, and employee attrition, it’s more important than ever for companies to empower effective and efficient internal communications. Our upcoming changes are designed to help leaders and experts deliver critical updates, and to help employees cut through the noise and understand what’s most important for them and their work.In mid-July, we’ll be debuting upgrades to Guru’s navigation experience that make knowledge discovery, browsing, and referencing easier and faster for users. These changes increase our product’s usability and intuitiveness for all users, making it easier to rely on Guru as a s
Who's going to Support Driven Leadership Summit (June 6-7 in PDX)?
Hey friends 👋🏻 I was curious, who’s planning to make it to Support Driven Leadership Summit coming up June 6-7 in Portland? @Caroline Krueger, @Marie Frei, @Adrian Guggenheim, Amanda, Audrey, and I will be there, and we’d love to connect with folks here in the community who will be there!Drop a comment if you’ll be there, and we’ll figure out some plans to meet up if we can 😊Coping in a few folks because I’m seeing the companies where you work are going on the SD page 👀 @Siobhan @Joshua Ordehi @Jessica Valero-Gil @Adrienne S
How Ceros uses Guru to streamline their new hire experience
In a recent Deep Dive, we had the chance to learn from @Renee Osgood , Head of Customer Success Enablement at Ceros.“Ceros’ mission is to unlock creativity. Our Guru onboarding reflects this and introduces new hires right away to our company culture.” - Renee OsgoodCeros is a cloud-based experiential content creation platform that empowers marketers and designers to create content - without the need for coding. New hires are ramped up to their roles with a combination of Lessonly, Guru, and Slack. Mission, culture, and values information included in onboarding so that new hires can build a connection with Ceros. Everyone gets a 100 day onboarding journey, which includes checkpoints for progress and feedback. Renee walked us through about Cero’s approach to onboarding folks with Guru. Watch her interview:Questions covered with Renee: What is your role at Ceros? How does Ceros use Guru? What does the new hire experience look like at Ceros? How does Guru support that? How does the new
Guru Deep Dive Recap: Structuring Content in Guru
Hey everyone! At this week’s Guru Deep Dive, we talked about structuring content with Guru. Shoutout to our speakers @Jag Gill and @Lindsey Hart for sharing their best practices and learnings! Structuring content in GuruLearn how to effectively organize content in Guru to enable your end user. Map your knowledge Optimize your content for search discovery Analyze the behavior of your end user How did they do it? Here are some pro tips from customers and the Guru team! @Jag Gill , Senior Training & QA Specialist at Wealthsimple - 12:34About Jag and Wealthsimple How Jag’s team audited and mapped their knowledge Jag’s recommendations for knowledge mapping@Lindsey Hart , Coach Project Manager at Noom - 29:13About Lindey and Noom How Noom tackled their findability challenge by conducting user-testing How Noom’s user personas help them maintain and optimize their content over timeResourcesGuru Academy Course: Structuring Content in Guru Help center article (includes content mappin
How Bonusly uses Guru to Streamline the New Hire Experience
In a recent Deep Dive, we had the chance to learn from @Vicki Yang , VP of People Operations at Bonusly. Vicki walked us through about Bonusly’s approach to onboarding (and offboarding) with Guru. “Guru Cards are embedded within our onboarding process so new hires don’t feel overwhelmed with information.” - @Vicki Yang, VP of People Operations at Bonusly, a peer-to-peer recognition platform. How Bonusly uses Guru for new hires: Guru is their searchable knowledge base Supplemented onboarding process with Cards Balancing remote-first work and company culture Navigating growth and attrition Questions covered with Vicki: What is your role at Bonusly? How does Bonusly use Guru? What does the new hire experience look like at Bonusly? How does Guru support that? What advice would you give to companies in the brain drain maintaining their employee experience in Guru? Catch the full Deep Dive recap here: Questions for Vicki? Have a takeaway you’d love to share? Drop em down below!
Guru Deep Dive Recap: Guru for Different Teams!
Dive into Guru for different teams! Guru authors across Marketing, Sales, Support, Product, Engineering, and People Ops came together to talk team-specific knowledge tips and inspiration in our Deep Dive on Guru for Different Teams. Hear from our special guests!These knowledge leaders are just a few of the amazing customers and Guru team members we heard from!@Kristin Fretz , Director of Revenue Operations at Bread Financial Renata Lapetina, Marketing at Pipefy Mario Frenkel, Knowledge Management at Pipefy Emma Healy, Internal Communications at Guru @Caroline Krueger , Support at Guru Ryan Yurkanin, Engineering at GuruDive into specificsContinue the breakout room conversations!
How Tidio uses Guru to optimize their customer experience
Meet Sara Knop, Customer Experience Content Specialist at Tidio@Sara Knop // LinkedIn: Sara KnopI have been working in Tidio for almost three years. Our company switched to remote work during that time, giving me a chance to travel and work. I traveled and worked in a few European countries but found my place for longer in Budapest, where I have lived now for more than a year. It's not my last destination as I am already looking for a new place to live and work from, haha :) I joined our Customer Experience Operations team a year ago, switching from the Support team. One of my biggest tasks in a new position was designing and introducing a new internal knowledge base for our team, so I am grateful the Guru tool turned out to be a great choice. How does your company use Guru?Guru is our internal knowledge management tool for the Customer Experience department, where we gather solutions & guides on troubleshooting the most common user issues & questions. Guru also lets us kee
Spot Guru in the wild and win prizes! 🕵️ 🎁
THIS JUST IN: Guru’s first ever Out-of-Home campaign has now gone live in multiple cities in the United States!We’re being overloaded with information at work—and we’ve gotten so used to this that we rarely stop to think if the information we’re being inundated with actually serves a purpose. We’re showing the world the four types of “information overload”—too much, outdated, scattered, and irrelevant—and how Guru can help combat it. SPREAD THE WORD AND WINTeam up with us to help folks bogged down by information overload with Guru! Check out the following ways to spread the word. Each social mention will get you entered to win one of the 8 prizes! VIP KNOWLEDGE FEST TICKETS - 5 winners will receive $100 VISA GIFT CARD - 3 winners will receive a $100 visa gift card. We recommend spending this on self-care to heal from past information overload, but it is up to you! BASED IN NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO OR BOSTON? Take a selfie when you find a Guru ad out in the wild and post on social
Gifs and memes to encourage and celebrate using Guru!
Way back in the summer of 2020, when this Community was on Slack, we had a Best Guru Hype or Reminder Gif/Meme Contest (original thread carried over, below, for posterity), and the submissions were hilarious and amazing 😆 @Shona Fenner was and is the undisputed champion 👏🥇🙌 Check out this incredible bank of gifs/memes here, use them unapologetically in your company Slack or Teams to playfully encourage folks to use Guru, and share any new gifs/memes you come up with here in a comment below!Giphy makes it super easy to create these by the way!
Guru Deep Dive Recap: Streamlining the New Hire Experience
Hey everyone! At today’s Guru Deep Dive, we talked about streamlining the new hire experience with Guru. Shoutout to our speakers @Vicki Yang , @Renee Osgood , and @Elyssa Lakin from Bonusly, Ceros, and Guru! Streamlining the New Hire Experience with GuruLet’s break down how Guru can help you gain a competitive edge in today’s hiring environment and create an exceptional onboarding experience. What type of information should you include in Guru for new hires?🌟 Onboarding Information🚨 Team-specific Information🌲 Reinforced Learning Best practices:Use Guru Knowledge Triggers to reinforce learning for new hires Leveraging project management tools like Asana, Monday.com, etc. for onboarding checklists. Spell out your onboarding steps and link folks to specific Guru content at a specific time Create Company-wide collections—go-to destinations for certain types of information (i.e. benefits information) How did they do it? Here are some pro tips from customers and the Guru team! @Vicki
Guru Awards Challenge: Share and celebrate with your team!
Looking to celebrate all the folks on your team who make the outcomes of Guru possible? You’re in the right place! For the actual ceremony, customize this deck. Work with your team to figure out the logistics - will you have a mic? What time will it be held? Is the whole company invited? How is word getting out? NOTE: To make the ceremony more interactive (and give more chances for winning!) pull the answers for the Q&A as well! Congratulations! You did it! Don’t forget to come back to the original challenge post to share your experience creating your own Guru Awards and get your exclusive Community badge!Host your own Guru Awards! Introducing the Guru Awards Challenge
Guru Awards Challenge: Identifying your honorees
Looking to celebrate all the folks on your team who make the outcomes of Guru possible? You’re in the right place! Welcome to step two of the Guru Awards challenge Today we’ll choose our award winners by using Guru data. As you pull the numbers to decide the winners, keep these things in mind: Spread the wealth: We should celebrate the most amount of people so if there was a duplicate name (person won more than one category) you can give the award to the next highest person Verify winners: Work with your team to make sure everyone on the list still works there/makes sense. Agree on timeline: Are you pulling data for the last year? 6 months? Decide your timeline and stay consistent! Identifying honoreesMaster of the Guru Universe → Most Cards created Card Conqueror(s) → New Guru users and/or power users crushing it from the start! Sherlock Holmes Award → Most cards found/viewed Xerox Award → Most copied Cards MVP - Most Verifier Player → Highest personal trust score (most cards v
Guru Awards Challenge: Choose your Awards
Looking to celebrate all the folks on your team who make the outcomes of Guru possible? You’re in the right place! Welcome to step one of the Guru Awards challenge Today we’ll choose what awards will be included in your Guru Awards announcement and ceremony. Here are some suggestions. Leverage the list, and feel free to create your own. Share your ideas below to give other Guru Community members ideas! Suggested Awards! Award Reason Master of the Guru Universe Most Cards created Card Conqueror(s) New Guru users and/or power users crushing it from the start! Sherlock Holmes Award Most cards found/viewed Xerox award Most cards copied MVP - Most Verifier Player Highest personal trust score - most cards verified Guroofiest Funniest search terms Guru, but make it fashion. Author of the most-used card Most likely to ask “Did you Guru it?” Always searching Guru & contributing to it HashTAG - amazing Most searchable content - Best use of tags Shoulder tap d
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