Some things I repeatedly share with people using Slack.
- Right click on text and disable smart quotes, dashes, links.
Work a full day, and when you go home, please set the Do Not Disturb. That Slack message can wait...
Ask your questions directly
No more "Hi. Can I ask you a quick question?"
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Add send button to the message box
I believe this will encourage us to be more mindful on how to communicate.
From Notify a channel or workspace, we can mention many people via:
Everyone in your Slack workspace.
Everyone in the channel.
Everyone are currently online in the channel + notification badge.
Our attentions in a day are limited, and I believe most of people by default snoozed their notifications, so a notification badge usually means something important is happening.
Use @everyone, @channel, and @here for emergency-type reasons. Avoid being The Boy Who Cried Wolf and limit their usage to truly monumental events.
Slack also wrote this excellent guide: Courtesy call: more empathy tips in Slack.
Don‘t make decisions on Slack
This is 42nd time someone said something on slack, but I cannot remember which thread/channel.https://t.co/yDj2uOQ274— Juanito Fatas (@JuanitoFatas) November 9, 2018
Because there are too many things happening on too many channels:
Open anything after 1 week of vacation pic.twitter.com/EMckBCUVyX— Juanito Fatas (@JuanitoFatas) September 13, 2018