Slack is the opposite of organizational memory


73 bookmarks. First posted by sudonim february 2018.


Goodhart’s law is the one where turning a metric into a target makes it a bad metric. Slack subverts valuable work by making productivity = availability on slack.
office  productivity  psychology  slack 
february 2018 by whip_lash
Slack verhindert kontinuierliches Arbeiten. Da man permanent unterbrochen wird. Auch die Suche nach Sachen ist schwierig.
slack  productivity  office  chat  via:popular 
february 2018 by rauschen
slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best. It has that in common with the open office.
chat  office  productivity  work  communication 
february 2018 by mirthe
My argument is that it destroys teams’ ability to think, plan & get complex work out the door.
office  productivity  slack  working 
february 2018 by tero
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
organization  communication  Slack  business 
february 2018 by lalabadie
"What did a PM think of six months ago that hasn’t been started? Let’s do that."
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february 2018 by adrahon
RT : A critique of Slack which I do not agree with but which I think there is value in reading :
from twitter
february 2018 by jbellis
This is as much about culture as slack and it’s a bit too rangy to offer great insight other than “sometimes a bit of peace and quiet is needed”
slack  rant  culture 
february 2018 by mr_stru
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
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february 2018 by cierniak
Between 2014 and 2016 my working life went through a lot of changes but the worst one was the normalization of slack. Managers like it because it ‘gets things down on paper’, ‘improves reachability’, ‘gets questions answered quickly’. My argument is that it destroys teams’ ability to think, plan & get complex work out the door. Read on for the full story.
office  productivity  slack 
february 2018 by bezthomas
A little over the top but there are some things to think about here.
february 2018 by pb
slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best. It has that in common with the open office.
office  productivity  slack 
february 2018 by micktwomey
Between 2014 and 2016 my working life went through a lot of changes but the worst one was the normalization of slack. Managers like it because it ‘gets things down on paper’, ‘improves reachability’, ‘gets questions answered quickly’. My argument is that it destroys teams’ ability to think, plan & get complex work out the door. Read on for the full story.

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slack 
february 2018 by euler
Goodhart’s law is the one where turning a metric into a target makes it a bad metric. Slack subverts valuable work by making productivity = availability on slack.

Productivity as a metric is problematic because it’s so hard to measure or even to define in a general way. In economics, total factor productivity is basically wages minus capital, and is flummoxed by the fact that better tools don’t put more money in people’s pockets (employees are generally paid for their time).

At work, productivity conflates delivery and business value. We know how to measure the first but we mostly care about the second. Optimizing delivery rate has bad effects on products and teams:

Middle managers will make deliverables smaller and less valuable so they can declare a win to their bosses or so the C-suite can brag to shareholders
Which in turn moves design work from domain experts to PMs, resulting in nuts designs
And it increases utilization, which leads to burnout, reduces safety margins, stifles innovation (that’s what those spare cycles were getting used for)
These points are part of a larger tug of war between middle managers and programmers. That argument is out of scope for this article, except to say that pervasive chat empowers middle managers (i.e. people who like to check in a lot) to do so, at the expense of your creatives’ well-being and your long-term organizational health.
office  slack  chat  righteous  rant 
february 2018 by ianmclaury
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
productivity 
february 2018 by demon386
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
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february 2018 by caseygollan
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
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february 2018 by hyperfekt
Slack is the opposite of organizational memory
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february 2018 by tjweir
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
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february 2018 by GameGamer43
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
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february 2018 by sudonim
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
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february 2018 by cdmorris
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
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february 2018 by aviflax
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
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february 2018 by feltnerm
“slack empowers your worst people to overwhelm your best”
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february 2018 by anorakgirl

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