Most of our communication is on Slack, but it is not super great for long discussions (stretching into a few days) where multiple people need to participate. The real time aspect creates too much FOMO, while their threading makes it very hard to follow the discussions you care about and stay on the topic.
Any recommendations? I'm aware of Twist, but not sure we are ready to abandon Slack completely. Theads and Something like Discourse appear to be alternatives, but I am wondering if there are better ones.
I like Notion for this. Generally I think meetings are crap for longer form discussion unless people have worked out their own personal thoughts first which generally means sitting down and journaling for lack of a better word.
Something I've started to do with my team is have asynchronous video "conversations": whenever we do a design review, for example, we individually use Loom to screen record and talk out loud to review the design. These all get posted inside a Slack conversation, so anyone at any time can go through and replay the videos, add questions/comments, and we can have a threaded conversation in that channel.
Microsoft teams might be solution for long group discussions, adding a drive to it of creating a Sharepoint page (I'm not a MS fan, but this works great)
Not certain we have this down to a science, and it’s more a way to revive older discussions after they go documented, but we’re using Notion for long-term discussions reasonably well with comments. Essentially we document ideas in Notion—everything from article ideas to development projects to things we might want to take on in the future. If you’re adding something just for reference, just make an edit. But if you want to pick the conversation, add a comment and mention people, and it’ll notify the right people and get the conversation going again.
Definitely interesting idea though; there should be more ways to have asynchronous conversations over longer timeframes.
Check out Threads.com, they’ve built an awesome product for long-form communication. It’s still a ‘threading’ concept but the similarity to Slack mostly stops there. The product’s design, notification system and text formatting make it much more suitable for discussions that require longer posts and last days/weeks.
That's a great question that I'd like a solution to as well. I would be wary of adding another tool for our team, though, so I wonder if any Slack apps potentially offer this?
I used Asana and Teams. I liked Asana better. It was easier to create a group and tasks. It was also easier to track of a communication.
Confluence has been helpful for moving longer discussions out of Slack threads and into a slower, more meaningful format. We've done this by editing a page or using the longer form comments at the footer.
Anything that needs a decision goes into Confluence to be documented and the search is decent.
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