Update: Patty – July 08
Hi everyone! We are in process of improving the technology and work flow of the way we organize and communicate regarding housekeeping, maintenance and supply inventory issues across all the houses. 
These are the things housekeeping need to do: 
1. Install iCal on your phone (and other devices if you want) so that you can see your personal schedule on your personal calendar.  FYI – If you like – in your preferences on your phone calendar settings  you can set up notifications for reminders that you are working that day or the next day. I think most of you have this already up and going. But if you need help or me to send you a link to your iCal feed let me know. It’s works on iPhones or Androids but directions to set up are different. 

2. Download the Hospitible app on your phone. You can find it in the app store. It’s free. I’m going to email you each login info for the app. Once logged in you will be able to see our master schedule – who is cleaning at all the houses. You can also click on individual bookings and see how long guests stayed or how many guests are there during a reservation – which might be helpful. 

3. Download the Slack app if you don’t already have it. You can find it on app store on your phone and it is free. I will send each of you an invitation to join our Slack workspace, called “Church of the Birds”.  Once we are all set up on Slack we are going to move 99% of our text communication onto the slack app – so that we have a shared text feed for each house.

It might sounds confusing, but it’s really simple once you take a look at it. Each house will have three channels – one for general communication during a shift, one for maintenance  requests, and one for supply requests. This will allow me to send messages that everyone working at a house will see and also allow me to send messages when you are not working, and you can catch up on reading them when you are working. So I’ll bug you way less when you are off work. You will be able to look back at history of what happened on last shift. There are a lot of cool things about it. It will be a huge improvement in communication. 

I’ll explain more about how Slack will work once we get everyone logged into it. I think once we get used to it everyone is really going to love the new set up.

+ I’d like to get everyone set up on these three things in the next week – so by July 15. It should take about 10 minutes for you to download the apps and login.  If you need help with it Jonathan or I can help you with it. 

Let me know if you have any questions;)





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