Editor’s note: Slack has been hailed as an email killer. But is it really? This article lifts the lid on Slack and how it sees the world, and the world of work. Interesting point about the fact technology reflects human behviours which then impacts on technology to deliver more open communication.
Editor’s note: This week Facebook unveiled Facebook for Work. It raised, once again, the topic of social networking tools within organisations and it brought me top this interview with Slack co-founder Stewart Butterfield. If you haven’t tried it then give it a go – it is a lightweight type of Yammer and is great for comms around projects. I like Butterfields comments on ‘institutional memory’. Aren’t these the tools that will bring to light much sought after ‘tacit knowledge’?