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Creating anonymous polls in Slack with Actioner

You can quickly make poll responses anonymous in Slack through Actioner Poll Response settings. Read to learn more 👉

Slack is vital for team communication and collaboration, where ideas are exchanged, decisions are made, and feedback is sought. One effective way to gather opinions and feedback within Slack is through polls. However, ensuring anonymity can be crucial for garnering honest and uninhibited responses. 

In this blog, we'll guide you through the simple yet effective process of creating anonymous polls in Slack. Using the Actioner integration, you can easily set up Slack polls where participants feel comfortable sharing their true opinions without worrying about being identified. Whether you're looking to make strategic decisions, gather team feedback, or have fun, these steps will help you create a safe and anonymous environment for sharing opinions. 

Let's dive into the world of anonymous polling in Slack:

How to create anonymous polls in Slack:

Follow the steps below to create polls with anonymous responses in Slack:

  1. Call Poll app in Slack using the /poll-by-actioner command and select Create poll workflow.
  2. Select a poll type and the Slack channel where your intended participants are to share your poll.
  3. After filling out the poll Question, Options, and other fields, navigate to Response settings.
  4. Select Make responses always anonymous; the identity of the responders will always be invisible.

How to make responses anonymous after posting a poll:

Poll by Actioner allows you to change the response anonymity even after you post the poll form as follows:

  1. Click the Settings button on the posted poll
  2. Click Edit poll
  3. Select Make responses always anonymous.

Getting started:

To embark on this journey of effective and anonymous polling, begin with these simple steps:

  1. Install Actioner Poll app from the Slack App directory.
  2. Initiate your first poll: Once the connections are completed, you can use the Poll app. Call Poll by Actioner, select Create a poll, and follow the steps outlined in this guide to create your first anonymous poll.
Don’t forget to explore other Slack apps available in the Actioner App directory to enhance your team’s Slack experience. If you need assistance or want to learn more, join our Slack community. We are always ready to help and guide you through any queries!


What benefits does making Slack polls anonymous provide?

Making Slack polls anonymous with Poll by Actioner provides several benefits. It allows participants to share their true opinions without worrying about being identified, which leads to more honest and valuable feedback. It also helps in creating a safe and inclusive environment where individuals feel comfortable expressing their thoughts. By making staff feel heard, anonymous polling with Poll by Actioner contributes to better decision-making, improved team communication, and overall employee satisfaction.

How does anonymous polling contribute to making staff feel heard?

Anonymous polling contributes to making staff feel heard by providing them with a platform where they can provide feedback without any fear of repercussions or judgment. When participants feel that their identities are protected, they are more likely to share their honest opinions and provide valuable feedback. This, in turn, helps in creating an inclusive and open environment where everyone's voice is valued.

Why is anonymous polling important in gathering feedback?

Anonymous polling is important in gathering feedback because it allows staff to provide feedback without fear of repercussions or judgment from their peers. Even in groups that are usually open with one another, people may hesitate to give more sensitive feedback if their identity is known. Anonymous polling creates a safe environment where participants can freely express their opinions without the fear of any negative consequences.

What does the advanced functionality of Actioner allow in terms of making Slack polls anonymous?

The advanced functionality of Poll by Actioner allows a team leader to make a Slack poll anonymous. This means that participants can provide feedback without revealing their identity, ensuring that they feel more comfortable sharing their true opinions without worrying about being identified.

How can Actioner help make Slack polls anonymous?

Poll by Actioner helps make Slack polls anonymous by providing an easy poll tool with advanced functionality. One of these functions allows the team leader to make a Slack poll anonymous. This means that even if your group is usually open with one another, most people tend to think twice before giving more sensitive feedback. Anonymous polling with Poll by Actioner allows staff to provide feedback without fear of repercussions or judgment from peers.

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