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


I like slack but I keep mine on silent and I am prone to hyper focusing so I don't notice when I get notifications until I need to use slack. That being said my team is small and we only really use it for short logistical things, so there's never really a whole lot happening on it. I think it makes communicating with the remote people on the team easier though, and having a place where I can go to find things people have said. I use it pretty asynchronously though, and I never expect people to reply immediately it's more like a group email with organized sub spaces


Do you have trouble with finding old conversations or do you have another space for recording decisions made in Slack?


Important decisions definitely end up in jira either as tickets or part of our documentation. Normally when something like that comes up we make a plan in slack to record it somewhere, either assign someone to make a ticket or send a more formal email if it involves people outside our team. I use the search feature too, it's not amazing but it works for searching by words I remember and it's similar to searching emails


I have to say though, one of my favorite things about slack is honestly the ability to slack myself things I need to remember or articles I want to read at work the next day

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