ianhandley wrote:On a separate note, is anyone out there using Slack for their orgs?
I've used Slack at work, and it's useful, but most people don't want to install an app if they don't already have it installed, or even sign up for a new online service, unless it's something they'll use several times a week or in multiple contexts. Keeping track of an account and the learning curve don't come for free, and the cost increases down the road as callings change. The best communication is meeting someone where they are – if they're on Facebook a lot, use Facebook; if they're on their phone, use texting; if they check their email frequently, use email.
Also, a downside of Slack is that there are limitations in how much you can control notifications in different workspaces (global vs. workspace settings). I use Slack for work, so I want notifications to come throughout the workweek, but last semester, I had a class project that used Slack and it was really chatty throughout the day, while I was at work and couldn't meaningfully respond. I finally turned off all notifications for the class workspace. Something similar would probably happen for people who use Slack for both work and Church things.