re: [Ask Dev] Is Slack disruptive at work? VIEW POST

re: I think it is disruptive and hostile to doing deep, focused work. It is by design: it is meant to interrupt you from whatever you are doing so th...

My phone number's in my Slack profile. That said:

  • A lot of people don't ever look at other users' profiles
  • My phone number is through GV …And I've got my GV rules tweaked so that, outside business hours, I'm unreachable by co-workers.

I stay logged in to Slack, though, and simply make use of its more useful features to govern my interruptability (muting channels, wholly pausing notifications for set periods of time, etc.) There's a lot you can do with Slack to preserve/enhance its usefulness while reducing its annoyance-capability. It's a really good idea to read Slack's documentation.

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