The Water Fountain template was created to help prompt conversations and discussions between employees and will help to increase communication and engagement, to create more fun and to connect employees with each other.
The list of interests and hobbies of all company employees are vast. With Water Fountain Template, employees can engage in conversations regarding any topic regardless of their occupation. Just pick a topic or get the Water Fountain to suggest one for you and get people talking.
The image below shows how the Water Fountain Template could look like.
How does it Work?
Find a conversation topic
The first section you can see on the Water Fountain page is a content-search web-part that displays various topics: Science, Video Games, Cooking, Animals and so on.
You can find conversations and discussions according to these topics. For example, if you pick the topic "Cooking" and click on it, it will open a separate page that will display the ongoing conversations and discussions related to this specific topic (view the image below).
The web-part with conversations and discussions is a Powell Discussion web-part. This web-part permits you to scroll through various questions posted by users on the topic "cooking".
You can like the question or write a reply. Moreover, you can post your own question and even upload a file or an image from your device.
Click the three dot icon at the end of each post to perform different actions:
- You can close a discussion that will not permit users to write a reply to your post
- you can edit a post
- remove a post
- pin a post
Every time you write a new post, you will receive a notification below on the page (shown in the image below). This notification lets you know that you have earned points.
For every new post, you will receive points. This will render the experience more fun and increase the level of engagement. The points that you have accumulated can be viewed on Gamification pages.
To know more about the Gamification Template and its features, view the page Employee Advocacy.
Pick a Subject Randomly
The web-part you can see on the image is a Powell Discussion web-part as well. This web-part displays the questions and discussions from all existing topics and also let's you pick a subject randomly.
Choose a Question From the list:
You will be able to click on each "question card" and react to a question: Like or provide a reply. For example, if you choose the first question on the image shown above, click "react" and reaction form will pop-up. Here you will be able to provide your reaction to the question.
Pick me a subject randomly:
As you click the blue bar that says "pick me a subject randomly" it will display a a random question. As you write a reply, you will still gain points. Then go to the "Share on Social media" page to check your achievements and see how many points you have earned.
*If you are an Administrator, and you want to see how to deploy the Water Fountain Template on the Intranet, view the article "Deploying Water Fountain Template from Powell Manager".