I have so many slack channels and messages I don’t even read. Now I basically only look at DMs and the channel for the project I’m working on and every now and then quickly scroll through my practice channel to see see if there are any important announcements https://www.wired.co.uk/article/time-wasted-slack-microsoft-teams
Today shit blew up so much on my two gigs all I could hear for hours was the constant barrage of pinging noises from outlook, gmail, slack and teams. Like some kind of hellish tech sounding symphony. I will probably go to sleep tonight with pings, clicks, chimes and whooshes echoing in my head into the void. Seriously y’all how do we not lose our fucking minds?
Why are firms so hesitant to fire low performers? It’s horribleeee for the teams that these people are on because everyone else has to pick up the slack
Teams are burnt. We’re all in different places. Blah blah blah. The usual hybrid work challenges. In light of that - has anyone had luck in using Slack successfully for sharing inspiration outside of just posting links? Any facilitation tips to encourage conversation, inspiration sharing and engagement amongst creative teams?
By all means, please feel free to send me as many Teams or Slack messages as possible while I’m trying to present or actively listen to someone’s feedback. It’s not distracting at all.
Do you/your team members ever use a platform that's not company sanctioned? We like Slack but the company has everyone on Teams. We communicate with other people on Teams and it doesn't harm our productivity but we just work really well on Slack within ourselves. Don't know if that's a problem.
Feel like my team's Slack channel is bombarded with way too much personal stuff or commentary, or gossip about other teams. I'm not a manager or anything and don't want to be a spoilsport. I think if I said something they wouldn't change anyway - it's pretty much everyone but me and one other colleague that does it. Help?
Have any of the MBB firms changed how they do work? As in, traditionally used shared drives and office products / analytics programs, but have moved to MS Teams or Slack based file sharing, coauthoring, etc. If so, how did that go?
Anybody have both Slack and Teams deployed? Everyone on both? Some on one others on the other? Software to integrate them?
Anyone have Slack and Teams running? Integrated using something like Mio? Some people have one and some the other? People use both?
What communication platform does each MBB use? Teams, Slack, etc.? Curious to see what their main interface is
How do you prefer to receive 'constructive feedback'? Email. Phone/video call. Slack/Teams Chat message. What makes one of these methods of communication better than other(s)? #performanceevaluation #feedback #constructivefeedback #email #videocall #phonecall #email
I want to try and convince my leadership team to get licenses for us to start using Slack in addition to teams – what do you think are some good selling points about Slack to highlight? (Aside from the emoji game being light years ahead)
For those companies who use Zoom, is it because you’re not on collab platforms like Teams, Slack or G-Suite?
Do you think WLB would be better if Teams/Slack got rid of statuses, since it will remove pressure to stay online, or worse since people might ping you all the time not knowing whether you’re on or off?
Good news: my meeting calendar is pretty light today. Bad news: between internal Slack/email and client Teams/email, I am completely slammed with work.
This “always on” slack/teams culture needs to end. Timestamped emails after and before work hours should be penalised as signs of poor time management skills and project management efficiencies. I hope we do like germans and labor laws are made for after work hour messaging.
Almost done with second weeks in industry. I absolutely LOVE IT! Ive been making a point to reach out to people from different teams via Slack and arrange a quick meet and greet zoom call. Been introducing myself mostly to the heads of each department, head of marketing, head of sales, head of product development. to get a better idea of what everyone does, and asked sales/product for walkthroughs of the products so that I know exactly what we offer as a company
Agency leadership, can/do you read employees’ teams or slack messages? I don’t have anything “to hide,” but occasionally shoot the shit with my partner about co-workers and bosses. Am I putting myself at risk?
Just read about Salesforce takeover of Slack for $27.7bn (54% premium and 26x sales NTM), and the subsequent reaction of Salesforce stock -10% Salesforce is trying to compete with Microsoft, which offers teams bundled with O365 for free, however, the PF rev is only 40% of the MSFT commercial cloud business The price seems exaggerated, but given the massive potential synergies + impressive unit economics of slack, why has the market reacted so poorly? Was it a bold move from Salesforce?
I was laid off in April when there was just email and phones. Cut to five months later and I’m working again. Yay. But suddenly it’s all Zoom, Slack, Teams, Slides, Sheets. Email is dead. And phones are only for Zoom, Slack, Teams, Slides and Sheets. It feels like I woke up from a coma in a shitty version of the future and everyone else is fine with it. How did anyone adjust to this?
Pregnant with my second and my oldest will be 23 months when baby 2 arrives. What do I need to get with a second (second monitor, double stroller, what else?) TIA!
When you show up to client site and no one from your team or client team is there, how okay is it for me to wfh for rest of the day? No one tells analysts when they're taking PTO or wfh I guess 🤷♀️
So I’ve got a situation: I’m a first year in transactions. Office is located in a different city than where I live. When I went to the office and didn’t work remote, I stayed at my girlfriends. Well… she broke up a week ago. I don’t have a place in the city where the office is located and I’m currently working remote. I don’t feel like moving, actually. I never did in the first place. Only reason was for my relationship (yeah it was a bad idea I guess) (1/2)
I’m interviewing for BCG and had a principal reach out to me for a zoom chat. Is this normal for principals to reach out or is this a positive sign?
It’s been a grueling 18 months, for everyone. There’s a unique story I’d like to share and it’s my own but I have to believe it’s not only mine. I was privileged enough to be able to WFH during the pandemic and change jobs to a fully remote job during this time. The isolation has become so complete, with the lack of connection and professional rapport or daily respect/clarity thru slack convos and sporadic zoom - I’m at an all time mental low barely able to start this Monday morning.
Hey 🐟, I have about $400 leftover in a WFH stipend I got from my new company. I already have all the essentials (standing desk, keyboard, monitor, etc). Any suggestions on what I can use the remainder on?
What agencies have gone complete WFH?
Has anyone purchased a whiteboard for their home office ? Any specific brands you’d recommend. White board wall paint seems to have fallen out of favor - does anyone have experience with that ? Thanks
Ergonomic home-office chair recommendations?
Looking for referrals on affordable, competent TPAs for SoloKs over $250k and traditional unbundled 401ks. Looking for Illinois and SoCal, but if they are good I don't care where they are located, if they can do Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
Looking for an ergonomic desk chair. Any recommendations? Has anybody heard of the "Capisco Chair by HÅG"?
Is downloading Microsoft Teams on your phone a safe option, or does it give access to your employer? (Personal phone, not work phone). I know that logging into work email gives some kind of permission to your company, but does Teams do that as well?
Anyone have a recommendation for a wireless router, my Asus AC1900 has been having problems recently. Live in a Chicago hi-rise with the wiring built in, just need a router to make the connection. Thanks!
Feeling that people are optimistic that pandemic will end around the summer. I have been working from home since pandemic and really don’t want to go back to office ...wanted to do a survey here. What is your firm’s policy on remote working after pandemic?
Looking to start some advisory consulting for a small Systems Integrator that I have worked previously when with a larger firm previously. Looking for contract templates that I could leverage as a starting point. Legal Zoom or other options. Welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
Which portable standing desk converters do people have and recommend. I live in a tiny NYC apartment so use my dining table as the office during the day but need to put it away at night.
I’m trying very hard to break into tech within marketing sector. Can anyone help and direct me to the right next steps? I started finishing up couple books about product, and applying to jobs for a year now
The best private school (best on ranking) in my area is an all girls school (K-12). What’s the pros/cons of sending my daughter to an all girls school? My wife and I both grew up outside of the US and have not experienced single gender schools. Looking for any thoughts /personal experiences. Thanks!
Is it better to roll current traditional 401k (Merrill lynch) into new firms 401k (fidelity) or roll into traditional IRA instead (also with fidelity)? For context, im 27 male, will not need the money anytime in near future. I also want option to convert into back door Roth IRA one day if possible but don’t want to pay any penalties.
Time to stay at Qualcomm India, for asking transfer to US office ? And how are bonus, appraisal and stock refreshers here at Qualcomm India.
How is IBM Enterprise Strategy? WLB, Comp vs B4, team culture, work overall. Appreciate any insight- thanks!
How many sick leaves does ACN have?
Did anyone's brains just stop working while pregnant? I'm 13 weeks and can only manage to work half days. I'll sit at my computer for 12 hours and bill only 3-4 hours instead of my standard 8-10. I have work to do, but zero motivation or availability to focus unless there's a looming deadline. Does this phase pass? Did this happen to anyone else?
Hi everyone!!! Last year I put together a list of classrooms to exchange valentines with! We mailed 1 valentine to each class and included a picture if we could, and a few things about where we live and things we do! I currently have 13 classes signed up! The more the merrier!! We have classes CA, WI, PA, KS, TX, RI, MI, Canada, New Zealand. I have a form to fill out if you are interested! I will email everyone the list probably at the end of the week if not sooner! forms.gle/G
A&M fishes ! Can someone help me with these questions 1. How does the firm jangle LCAs for every new engagement ? As I’m on a visa Id need to file an LCA if I travel to new client site every time 2. I see that the European offices are growing, are there opportunities to transfer to a European office or take a European engagement for a few months ?
How do people feel about this? Last time I checked, snitches get stitches. But at this point there is more at stake? Coronavirus lockdown: Would you report people who break the rules? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-52525463
Any fun holiday gift ideas for my SO of 3 years(gay man)? Nothing too expensive, but all ideas welcome! :)
Hi D&A 🐟, I’ve been thinking of doing a career pivot from cyber security to data science. My current role is very technical and have experience with Python, PowerShell, AWS (SAA cert), Azure (Security Engineer cert in progress), and a bunch of other cyber security related technical skills. I have experience doing basic data analysis but not at the level of a data scientist. What would you recommend I do to gain these data scientist skills? I think the end goal would be to transition from cybe
Have loved Chipotle since I was a kid but now I can afford the extra guac. 🙏🏼 #gratitude
I'm 10lbs stronger on bench press when managers are in the gym, and 20lbs stronger when directors are there. Anyone?
Anyone have an example of a successful resume for non-tech role in tech companies (link)? I want to see if any of my experience is relevant for companies like Amazon.
Hopefully the current administration listens to South Korea. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-15/south-korea-wants-to-share-its-tips-on-tackling-the-coronavirus
Has anyone exited from Management Consulting in KPMG UK to Microsoft Consulting services UK? Keen to hear of opinions primarily around quality of work, WLB, Pay, bonus and work culture. Any opinion/ view is greatly appreciated.
Has anyone recently gotten their H1B visa stamped in the Toronto consulate? How long did it take for them to return your passport?
Fish in restructuring: How many hours are you charging per week since COVID? When do you expect to travel again?