When you have a business or work group of more than one person, good communication suddenly becomes a major concern. After all, you want everyone on the same page so projects get done correctly and on time.
That can be difficult in the typical office environment. You might have email, instant messaging, text messages and verbal communication happening simultaneously. And if you have people working off-site, it gets even harder. Something might get missed, or you have to trace back a trail of instructions through multiple places. Fortunately, there's a solution.
It's a service called Slack, and it's taking offices by storm, including ours. Since January 2014, Slack has grown from 12,000 users to 1.7 million, and it's valued at over $2.8 billion. So, what makes it so special?
At first glance, Slack just looks like an old-school instant messaging program, albeit a very pretty one. However, it aims to be the only communication tool that your company needs.