Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired The Office-Messaging Wars Are Over. Slack Has Won.

Hexbyte Tech News Wired The Office-Messaging Wars Are Over. Slack Has Won.

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Last September, the software company Atlassian launched a new workplace chat app called Stride, aimed squarely at taking on the similar app Slack. “We’ve been thrilled by the excitement we’ve seen from the tens of thousands of teams who have adopted it as their communication platform,” the company gushed in a March blog post. Now,…

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done

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How much do you slack off at work? If you’re the average white-­collar drone, the odds are it’s an astonishing amount. A 2015 survey by a UK firm asked 1,989 office workers how many hours they spent “productively working” each day. The average: A paltry two hours and 53 minutes. The rest of those eight-hour…