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I consider slack just a tool. I used to use google hangouts for the same purpose. Slack definitely fits better for the tool to organise communication at work, but the idea is the same.
Personally I still do the same work I’ve done in the past. It does though make me angry when you see others together in groups talking with only a handful are working
I do my job and meet my deadlines. If no one needs help and my work is done, then I might check out my texts or the online news. But that’s about it.
It’s a great tool in the wrong hands at my company. An already impersonal, detached culture is expounded upon with something that prohibits the majority from ever speaking face to face. people would rather type through slack instead of walk across a building to talk about a project and collaborate. It breeds the inability to turn off and my company has set zero standards on how the tool should be used to move their culture forward. They leave it up to the discretion of the users which is the Wild West mentality. Again it is a great tool for communication but there needs to be way more responsibility on HR's part as to how it can be used to help and not harm their culture/team members.
Yes. We use of for day-to-day communication to ask questions, share files, and collaborate with small teams. It's also become a more effective alerting interface to notify teams when an issue needs to be addressed.
Since we have a geographically dispersed team, it's an essential tool for us to stay connected.
Slack has not changed the way I work. It has replaced a different communication tool, but the work itself has not changed, nor the modes of interaction with coworkers.
It's another online communication tool, which, for the most part, should replace Google Hangout conversations. I think personally, it can get messy to keep track of a project on multiple platforms. Gmail, Hangouts, Slack, Asana... but as long as you keep up with it, then sure, Slack fits into the equation.
Other than that, the various channels are a great way to include most of the workers and a good place to engage with each other. But in addition to being inclusive, it can also be exclusive.
It just makes communicating between teams slightly easier than Yammer, Skype, Trello, etc.
Yes, our primary alerts come through slack, and we have dedicated channels for incident updates
Communication is awesome between team members. Really like the platform and utilize it everyday.
In some cases it has provided assistance at the expense of the customer who waits for you to resolve an issue
Faster communication means getting tasks done quicker and more accurately instead of having to sift through a long e-mail thread that's just a waste of time. I am also not having to babysit my e-mail all day.
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