Overall Satisfaction with Slack
In our organization we use slack for all of our internal team communications. We have channels for each client where we can talk about client specific items (the client is never invited into these). Then we have fun channels for group chat where we can post ideas, articles etc.
- Direct messaging. We used to use Google chat but that kept us in our email browser way to long. The history of the chat also wasn't convenient to find.
- You do GIFS really well.
- A simple pet peeve of mine is that the channel names don't allow for spaces. There has to be dashes. For example "OverGo-studio" instead of OverGo Studio.
In the past we always communicated via Google chat. Google chat gets messy after awhile. You make certain chat groups and they continue to multiply, the chat history is never available, it's hard to organize - impossible really- what the chat topic is meant to be about. Plus it always kept us in our inboxes.
Slack is very well suited for team communication. All commuication channels don't have to be open to your entire organization. You can choose which team members you invite in depending on the project. This keeps things very organized. Personally I don't want to see a communication channel in my feed if it has nothing to do with my work.