When Slack Becomes a Problem

It’s not the right tool for everything

Suzan Bond
2 min readFeb 1, 2022

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Photo by Parker Byrd on Unsplash

Slack is a wonderful tool for collaboration. It allows us to connect asynchronously across time zones. This tool can help us cut down on costly meetings. There’s one Slack usage that indicates a sign of bigger problems — DMs during meetings.

This kind of side conversation is one way I gauge team dysfunction. You’ve initiated…

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Suzan Bond

Leadership coach for new technology leaders. Fast Company contributor. Former COO Travis CI. www.suzanbond.com Twitter: @suzanbond