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Discussion on: [Ask Dev] Is Slack disruptive at work?

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Jacob Herrington (he/him) Author

Haha, no one has told me that, but Slack is engineered to make people feel an urgency to respond.

I feel like it takes an organizational change to get teams to fight the urge to treat Slack like an instant distraction machine, so it'd be nice if the tool itself fought that pattern. However, I think it's built to encourage that pattern ☹️

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Bill Mitchell

Another idea that might work depending on your team and work environment is bringing it up at the next team meeting and see if you could agree to set aside a certain time of the day where you can all take a "slack break" or just not be obliged to respond immediately.

For example "No Slack before 930am and after 1pm" or something like that?