Most of us have been working remotely, at least part of the time, for the past ten months.
Man how ⏰ ✈️ [time flies, get it?]
One of the keys to maintaining collaboration as a team through this time is one of our favorite tools, Slack.
Our team has used Slack since May of 2015 and the pandemic forced us to be even more intentional with it.
Just like email, Slack (or Teams or your preferred chat tool of choice) – can be abused. We can become too dependent on it and use it as a crutch. When this occurs, the effectiveness of our communications actually can plummet.
When in-person is not an option, your most effective tools of communication are Zoom, then phone. Then Slack/email.
Slack has helped us maintain healthy communications, open dialogue, celebrate and share wins, and move projects along during the pandemic.
It even allowed for the occasional Friday afternoon happy hour.