# Notifications Guide

Each person will have a personal way of managing their notifications (on Slack, Github, Notion, Discord…) that works for them. Different jobs also have different priorities and it may be more pressing to check notifications immediately in some cases.

# Shared practices within Meilisearch

  • Notifications can be usually be managed in the settings of each tool. We assume each person will take the time to configure their notifications to suit their preferences.
  • We expect notifications to be read. It’s not team members’ responsibility to ping people for day-to-day expectations (such as inviting someone to a meeting, or requesting a review on Github…). However, an additional ping on Slack is welcome for urgent, uncommon, or complex things.
  • Notifications that will be visible from a personal device should be turned off during the evenings, weekends, and off days. We advise people to turn their notifications off on Slack even if it’s not installed on their phones—we all work in different time zones and other team members may hesitate to contact you if they think it’ll disturb you. A good management of notifications is not only more convenient for you, it’s more convenient to the colleagues who wish to talk to you too.
  • Whenever possible, configure each tool to show when you are unavailable or do not wish to be disturbed. For example, on Slack, you can add a ⛔ status when you’re out of office. We have a Google Calendar integrations that you can use to automatically update your status to 🗓️ when you’re in a meeting.
  • Our Slack is quiet; we recommend leaving notifications on during the day and answering in real time as much as possible. However, if it’s too much of a distraction or incompatible with your schedule (lots of meetings for example), you can check your messages at a set interval, for example twice a day.
Last Updated: 12/26/2023, 9:33:33 AM