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From Names to Networks: Reimagine Your Confluence People Directory πŸ‘₯πŸŽ‰

Ever felt like you're swimming in a sea of faces? πŸŒŠ

We've all been there. Confluence's People Directory can be your life raft, but it might not be enough to truly connect you with the skills and experience you need within your organization.

This article dives into:

  • The limitations of the standard People Directory.
  • How Mantra empowers you to level up your collaboration game.

Understanding the Confluence People Directory πŸ”

The Confluence People Directory serves as a core feature, enabling users to locate and access information about others within a Confluence instance. Acting as a centralized hub for user profiles, it typically includes essential details like:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Job title
  • Department
  • Location
  • Profile picture (optional)

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Leveraging this data, you can:

  • Search for colleagues: Easily locate individuals by name, email, or relevant keywords.
  • Explore profiles: Gain insights into their roles, responsibilities, and expertise.
  • Initiate communication: Seamlessly connect with colleagues via email or other communication channels.


Searching for People in the Confluence Directory πŸ’»

Navigate to Teams in the Confluence menu to access the People Directory. Here, you'll find your teams and frequently collaborated members.

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From there, select "Search people and teams" to explore further. You can also add new teams or members through this section.

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Limitations of the Standard Confluence People Directory πŸ’¬

While the built-in directory provides a foundation, it often falls short for larger organizations:

  • Limited Search: Searching often relies on names or emails, making it difficult to find people with specific skills not explicitly listed.
  • Lack of Customization: Profiles might be restricted to predefined fields, limiting users' ability to showcase unique skills or project involvement.


Unlocking Powerful Collaboration with Mantra πŸŒŸ

Mantra - Confluence Intranet offers enhanced functionalities and customization for your Confluence Cloud People Directory, ensuring teams find the right people with the right skills.


Mantra personalizes your Confluence intranet experience with features like simplified admin control, social walls, and engaging posts. However, the focus here is the advanced People Directory.

  • Rich and Personalized Profiles: Mantra lets you curate a profile that reflects your expertise and personality.

    • Craft a compelling bio: Share your passions, projects, or anything that makes you stand out.
    • Showcase your skills: List your areas of expertise with proficiency levels.
    • Personalize your look: Add a custom header image for a unique profile.

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  • Quick Filters to Find the Right People: Forget endless scrolling with Mantra's powerful filtering options. Whether you're searching for colleagues by language, location, department, or even birthday, Mantra helps you find the right person quickly.

  • Advanced Search with Mantra:

    • Find colleagues with specific skills (e.g., Mandarin speakers)
    • Locate colleagues across the globe (e.g., specific offices, cities)
    • Identify colleagues by department (e.g., marketing, sales)
  • Uncover Hidden Connections: Utilize the join date filter to connect with colleagues who started around the same time.




Mantra's intuitive filters empower you to find the right people instantly, streamlining your workflow and unlocking the full potential of your Confluence network.


Fine-Tune Your Confluence People Directory with Mantra πŸŽ―

As a Confluence admin, elevate your People Directory beyond the standard search limitations. Mantra allows configuration to personalize your Confluence intranet experience:

  • Add Custom Columns: Define new fields specific to your team's needs.
  • Edit Columns and Cells: Modify existing columns and individual cell content with ease.
  • High-Level Profile Editor: Drag & drop fields, assign groups, and personalize the experience for each user.
  • Celebrations Tab: Showcase birthdays, anniversaries, and new employee arrivals on your Confluence dashboard.



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Benefits of Upgrading Your Confluence People Directory πŸ™Œ

  • Advanced Search for Colleagues: Find the right expert with specific skills or experience.
  • Showcase Expertise: Highly personalized profiles highlight individual strengths.
  • Improved Communication: Filter by criteria and connect with colleagues seamlessly.
  • Data Customization: Easily adjust data fields to fit your team and brand.
  • Foster Community: Display birthdays, anniversaries, and more to connect colleagues.

Mantra: Your Go-To Confluence People Directory πŸš€

If you want to turn a static list of names into a dynamic hub for collaboration and connection, then Mantra is the answer. It refines Confluence Cloud with a high level of personalization and advanced search functionality.

Book a free and personalized demo call with our experts now.

We look forward to showing you how Mantra will perfect your Confluence intranet.








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