While we love and use Slack all the time, we also set firm limits. We do this because it can be easy to believe that connecting to Slack means that someone is “at work,” which is not how we see or use Slack. (Here`s more on our 10 Slack chords.) Buffer, who are heavy users of Slack, discovered that they had to forge a series of Slack chords to help them get the most out of the tool. Another of Buffer`s Slack agreements is “Proactively Communicating.” It has to do with the rate of communication. Instead of addressing someone with a call like “Hello, Jack!” and waiting for a response, Buffer recommends including all the necessary context in the same initial ping. Buffer recommends including all relevant links, documents, desired response times and “anything that can advance entertainment in an asynchronous way” in the first ping. The full list of Slack agreements is available here. The official guide to the use of Slack – By Slackslack.com/intl/en-gb/help/categories/200111606 Translation Note: English speakers will have noticed that we have noticed translated into the title “agreements” as “commandments.” Yes, at Buffer we prefer to focus on cohesion rather than obligations. To use Slack effectively: 25 Slack settings and features that record your focus – by Jory MacKay, RescueTimeblog.rescuetime.com/slack-focus-guide/ Buffer: The 10 Slack Agreements of Buffer – by Hailey Griffiths, Bufferbuffer.com/resources/slack-agreements/ It`s not uncommon for power users to send more than 1,000 messages a week. Keeping abreast of this flow of information is an impossible task. As a result, we keep checking the news about the work rather than actually doing it. However, in a highly functional asynchronous work environment, it is rare to interrupt everyone at the same time. These interruptions are the most reserved for news and emergencies.
If z.B. a team meeting is cancelled at the last minute or if there is a fire drill to be done. Someone makes a request that seems harsh. Another makes a criticism that seems insensitive. This undoubtedly occurs with greater frequency in an isolated environment, as one cannot physically hear the sound of a person or interpret a person`s facial expression. In a 2019 survey with 297 remote managers and employees, remote managers said the second hardest for them was “communication without direct indications” (15% of remote managers said so).