A Much Better Way To Use Slack (and any collaboration tool)

(Richard Millington) #1

Originally published at: https://www.feverbee.com/slack/
The wrong way to use Slack is as a substitute for email. This is when you create separate channels based around departments (usually with one general group for everybody) and tell everyone to participate there instead. The benefit is now everyone can see, search for, and participate in discussions. The downside is this becomes an overwhelming amount of information, it drastically increases the time spent communicating (this is not a good thing), and everyone is invited to share opinions regardless of their experience or expertise. Your decisions change to accommodate the opinions of people who shouldn’t be influencing the outcome.…