Do you want some feedback from your team? Is something blocking you from moving forward on a project? Is there someone you want to say “thanks” to?
How do I use Flags?
Items added to a check-in can have a single flag which communicates that status of an item to your team.
Flags are added at the very start of an item by:
- Clicking the flag icon at the bottom right of the editor then selecting an appropriate flag from the predetermined list
- Using [brackets] at the start of an item
Flags are not case sensitive and are shown with different colors depending on the type of flag.
Range has a few predefined tags that encourage you to:
- Get feedback
- Ask for help
- Reflect on progress
- Give gratitude
Within these groups there are flags that correspond to the common stages and status of an item of work. Here are those flags explained:
- [discuss] or [feedback] — Work that needs to be discussed can be raised to the team with this flag.
- [blocked], [help], or [stuck]— You can use this flag when you're waiting for something or someone else before you can move forward.
- [milestone] — When a piece of work or [decision] moves your team past a significant milestone, you can highlight it with these flags.
- [thanks] — If you'd like to include an item in your own check-in to thank someone else for work that they did, you can use this flag.
- [celebrate] — If you’d like to celebrate the completion of a project or the great work someone else did, use this flag with an item in your check-in.
When you address the issue raised by the flag, be sure to resolve the issue. Click any item with a flag and click resolve callout to mark it as done.
Why should I use Flags?
Range uses flags to highlight the day’s work that might otherwise not be seen in a collapsed view. Flagged items are highlighted in:
The collapsed view of Range’s Home feed
The check-ins summary view
Daily email summaries
Range’s meeting tool, where flagged items can be added to the meeting agenda
Try adding a [flag] to you next check-in and you’ll start seeing the benefits of this feature. Using flags keeps everyone on your team aware of priorities, encourages communication and transparency, and prevents important items from being overlooked.