Does Slack Allow Your Boss To Spy On You? — Quartz
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Slack acknowledged last year that it already has an eye on measuring and monitoring productivity, not just facilitating it. Stewart Butterfield, the company’s CEO and founder, told an audience at a South By Southwest talk that Slack is working on a manager bot” that will use artificial intelligence to automatically track progress on projects and remind employees about work that’s due.
Implementing slack could be as simple as adding an assistant to a department and letting high-priced talent spend less time at the photocopier and more time making key decisions, or it could mean designing workloads that allow people room to think, innovate, and reinvent themselves.
Slack is the exemplar of a trend analysts have dubbed the consumerization of enterprise technology It’s the idea that the ubiquity of smartphones and the popularity of apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Candy Crush have changed our collective expectations of how software should look and function, creating huge opportunities for business applications as intuitive and user-friendly as the ones people use for fun.
From print monographs and newsletters to websites and social media and from expert panels to live events, SLACK has the trained staff and resources to design projects that cut through the clutter and stand out in the minds of interested health care professionals.