Samepage is designed to be flexible without being overly complicated. Learning a bit about its structure will help you decide which style of use is best for your organization.
Samepage groups people and content together in "Teams". Your organization can have multiple teams. Each one will contain its own unique set of people and shared content (conversations, files, tasks, calendar events, and pages).
On a desktop computer, your dock is on the far left. Its buttons change what you see in your dock list, also on the left. Your dock list often displays search results, links to recent comments from co-workers, and your list of teams. When you've selected a team to visit, you'll see a team navigation bar across the top of your screen, allowing you to access team settings, people, and content. Your main display will typically show team content such as chat messages, files, tasks, calendars, and most importantly, pages.
On a mobile device, this is displayed in separate screens. The dock screen provides access to your teams and more.
The example below shows that after selecting the Everyone team, the main display shows the team's chat screen. From there, you can use the team navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to access other team content. You can always return to your dock by tapping the Samepage icon in the upper right corner.
Choosing a style of use that fits with your organization
There are 3 common ways in which organizations use teams:
1. By department
Organizations often create a team for each department. Typical team names include Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing, Engineering, Sales, etc.
2. By project
More project-oriented organizations tend to create a new team for each project. Once the project is complete, they archive the team to hide and preserve the content.
3. The hybrid approach
Larger organizations use what we call "Sub-teams" to create a mix of the two approaches above. A parent team is created for each department, and sub-teams are created under each department's team to manage larger departmental projects.