When used efficiently, Slack can increase your productivity. Choosing participants at an exact start point gives the project manager greater control over the outcome of a given project. With the ability to choose whom, when, and how much information is viewable or usable by each participant, more efficient, and non-redundant work is created. Additional online tools can be selected to enhance the experience with the goal of streamlining the process from start to finish; work enhancement not the creation of more work…and more emails!
- Create purpose-driven channels.
- Only invite people to join at the exact moment you need their approval, advice, opinion, or to perform a specific goal
- Set the channel topic to the next step required.
“The downside is this becomes an overwhelming amount of information, it drastically increases the time spent communicating (this is not a good thing), and everyone is invited to share opinions regardless of their experience or expertise.”