👓 Slack is the opposite of organizational memory | Abe Winter

Read Slack is the opposite of organizational memory by Abe Winter (abe-winter.github.io)
slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best. It has that in common with the open office. It normalizes interruptions, multitasking, and distractions, implicitly permitting these things to happen IRL as well as online. It normalizes insanely short reply times for questions. In the slack world people can escalate from asking in a room to @person to @here in a matter of minutes. And they’re not wrong to – if your request isn’t handled in 5 minutes it’s as good as forgotten.
An interesting take. There is obviously still room for a better mouse trap here.

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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  1. My personal experience with Slack is that of feeling like I’m having a conversation with multiple people at once in a noisy room while not being able to focus on any one person. It’s a cacophony! I hate it.

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