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. No matter where you are in Samepage, you can always access your dock by clicking the Samepage icon at the bottom of your screen, as shown in the first screenshot below. You'll see your dock options appear horizontally across the bottom of your screen, and your Settings options are in the upper right corner, as shown in the second screenshot below.
Once your dock options are visible, you can navigate anywhere. For example, if you tap "Teams", you're taken to your list of teams as shown in the first screenshot below. From there, if you select your "Everyone" team, you'd be taken to a list of sections in the Everyone team as shown in the second screenshot below. You can see a red dot next to "Pages", notifying you that a message is waiting for you on one of this team's pages.
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.