The office communications provider Slack wants to use new functions to emulate everyday work in a digital work environment.
On Wednesday, the US company presented, among other things, the option of addressing colleagues informally. The idea is like dropping by their desk in the office. In another function, employees can share videos of up to three minutes with ideas or suggestions with colleagues.
Welcome to the future of work. It’s…a little different than we planned. As folks head back to the office (or not), we’re working to improve collaboration for everyone — no matter where or when they work.
Here are some ways we want to help you do your best work, digital-first.⚡ pic.twitter.com/Uyj4JQDGxP
— Slack (@SlackHQ) June 30, 2021
The innovations were also due to the fact that the company itself increasingly used its own digital work tools during the corona pandemic, said Slack manager Katherine Kelly. With the changing world of work, it is more about finding a balance between productivity and flexibility.
Slack is currently being taken over by SAP rival Salesforce for 28 billion dollars (currently around 23.6 billion euros) . Salesforce is also banking heavily on a future with hybrid working from the office and from home.
Slack stock was trading on the NYSE on Thursday, 0.29 percent higher at $ 44.43.