Collaboration is critical for every business. Yet whether it involves a handful of employees or multiple teams in different locations, the problems are often the same. Information gets lost, messages fall through the cracks, intent and action don’t quite line up. We’ve heard the excuses: “I lost the email” or “It’s on a different machine”.
Living in a world where there are so many more communication channels ironically means there are more ways for information to get lost. This is why everyone should take a look at Slack.
What is Slack?
In the previous article, we looked at Office365, the amazing email/calendar/office service that is loaded right through a browser or mobile app wherever you are.
Slack is similar in that it’s also a service that works through any modern browser and across a family of apps. But where Office365 is a new way to access powerful applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and many more, Slack is a new approach to working together in a business. Slack calls itself a ‘collaboration hub for work’.
You can start using Slack for free at slack.com. The free version gives access to all of Slack’s basic features including chat channels, limited searches and 1-to-1 video calls. There are three paid tiers, starting at less than R100 per person, depending on if you take an annual or monthly plan. Each tier adds...