Anyone Working At Agency Using Slack? How Do You Use It?

8 years ago from Hendra Susanto, Technical Lead at Mirum Jakarta

  • Katarina RdultovskaiaKatarina Rdultovskaia, 8 years ago (edited 8 years ago )

    We recently made the switch to slack with our own team of 200 in 4 countries. I proposed the idea and we started test run with the design team to see how it stacked up to skype, which we use a lot. After some more research and approval from the heads of the company we made the transition.

    It provides many more options and the search capabilities alone are awesome, since a lot of the conversations on projects happen via messenger ie skype. Such as the ability to easily see links, fantastic search, time zone capabilities so you dont wake up your fellow coworkers, reminders, nice integrations with Jira, dropbox, etc. Since we are so large it easily integrates everyone together and you can easily learn whos working on what and how the project is doing. It also helps some of our staff keep the emails that flow in throughout the day from overflowing their inbox. We are not fully on slack since it does not support voice calls, but soon will, and at that point I think we will drop skype all together.

    Point out some useful things

    But best bet is to talk to the decision makers and make your case how this would help the company and decrease some of the unnecessary apps you use now. Then they can push the rest of the company to jump on board.

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