The productivity pit: how Slack is ruining work

Workplace software like Microsoft Teams, Slack and Facebook’s Workplace were supposed to make us more productive. They haven’t.

Much like the ubiquitous open-floor plan, this type of software is meant to get different parts of a company working together, to break down hierarchies, to spark chance interactions and innovations. In practice it can be hell. The addition of yet another communications tool can result in a surfeit of information. [...] After a while, the software goes from helping you work to making it impossible to get work done.


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