With a strong focus on digital-first working, Slack announced a new range of interesting features: Huddles, Recordings, and Slack Atlas.
• Huddles is an audio tool that allows people to have a real-time conversation with someone in Slack. It is designed as a way to start live conversations and have spontaneous discussions quickly.
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.— Slack (@SlackHQ) June 30, 2021
Here are some ways we want to help you do your best work, digital-first.⚡ pic.twitter.com/Uyj4JQDGxP
Video, voice and screen recordings
• Shortly, Slack will also be introducing recordings. It allows users to quickly create and share video, voice, and screen recordings, all in Slack. Seems like this feature takes on Loom directly!
• This feature would be ideal for teams across multiple time zones who are finding it hard to organise times that work for everyone. In addition, it also enables individuals to share updates and ideas asynchronously at a time that is convenient for them.
• Slack Atlas is a tool that provides more details about user profiles with dynamic information. It contains information about an organization's structure, employee start dates, as well as other fields.
Apple faces a hybrid-work battle
Apple recently rolled out a new work model that requires workers to return to office work on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. However, this didn't sit well with employees, who voiced their displeasure and demanded better work flexibility.
Nevertheless, Apple made it clear that it isn’t backing down from its hybrid work model.
Deirdre O’Brien, SVP of Retail and People said
“We believe that in-person collaboration is essential to our culture and our future,”
This feud over remote work is evidence of the battles that companies could face with the evolving nature of work.
What are your thoughts on this?