The collaboration tool Slack, a worthy offshoot of MIRC and a unicorn, has seen a phenomenal breakthrough in companies over the past two years. If there is a real craze for the platform (the number of users has exploded, as can be seen in the chart below), we are no exception, we use it internally and Recommend warmly.
It is for this reason that we decided to improve our means of communication by opening #channel for our customers who are on the platform. For those who are not already, here are some reasons why you should consider trying it:
Because information flows. According to a survey published by Slack (an independent source), employees of companies that migrated to Slack said the tool resulted in a 48.6% reduction in internal emails, a 24% decrease in meetings and an increase in Productivity of 32.4%, in addition to increasing transparency and corporate culture.
Having used it for several months, after Google Hangout, Yammer, emails, we can corroborate, without being able to validate the statistics put forward by the company, that there are real gains.
It starts for free. The free version does not give the impression of an incomplete product. No entry cost, you can immediately see the winnings without having to shell out. At that price, we take one for the whole family and our friends.
For the bots. This is a truism for a century, the future is to robots. I repeat it here. The robots on Slack are simple, effective, and are the precursors of what’s coming on Facebook Messenger, Kik, and other applications on which you are going to have more and more complex conversations. They range from Leo, the Montreal-based Officevibe bot who regularly asks you questions about your job satisfaction at Growbot, which communicates daily victories with all employees.
It is so uncomplicated that I myself participated in the creation of a bot for the platform, at the Slackathon organized by GSOFT. Even if I was only there to enjoy the buffet, I was requisitioned to participate in the creation of the illustrious Quoty, which will fall into oblivion like most applications of the Slack store. “Quoty, it’s like Giphy … but for quotes. ”
In any case, we invite you to contact us to open your #channel.