You may feel that this is a bold statement, or a controversial opinion. Or then again you may agree completely, in which case, you are correct.
There are lots of articles, posts and comments out on the big wide web about different communication tools, and how Slack vs. Teams vs. whatever-else-it-is-that-you-like compare and contrast in all their intricacies. But here is, for me, the silver bullet that kills Teams and makes me love Slack.
Multiple accounts. Yes, it’s that simple.
With Slack you get the bar down the left side and you can be signed into as many different “workspaces” as you want. This means that I can keep up with all my notifications and chats from all my different worlds.
In this day and age, there’s no such thing as a work-life balance, of separating one from the other. Yes, many productivity gurus will tell you there is and insist that you shoehorn and pigeon hole your life this way, but with always-on technology, I think it’s better to aim for a work-life blend that suits you.
With Teams, you can only be signed into one account at a time. I work with many different clients, some of which like to use Teams, but I also have my own team which uses Teams, so I can’t keep up with both at the same time. I need to make a decision, and miss out on important stuff that I should have been involved with. To me, this is unacceptable, and why I always push the people I work with to use Slack, especially if they want me to respond to them in a timely fashion.