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Group chat as the primary method of communication

Group chat as the main method of communication leads to:

  • Mental fatigue and exhaustion. Group chat feels like an all-day meeting with no agenda.
  • An ASAP culture. Everything must happen now! 
  • Fear of missing out or not having a say. If you don't pay attention all the time, you might lose out.
  • Thinking a line at a time instead of complete thoughts at a time. People can jump in before you can fully present yourself.
  • Implied consensus because "we talked about it in the chat room."
  • Knee-jerk responses. You only have a small window to make your point before the writing scrolls away.
  • Lack of context.

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Group chat is an important tool in the communications toolbox. It is valuable for special cases and less useful for general cases.

  • Hashing things out quickly. Throw in some words and a picture, get some quick feedback and move on.
  • Red alerts, such as a crisis or a server that's down.
  • Having fun is essential. A chat works great to develop culture, make in...

As a rule of thumb, use group chat in real-time sometimes, asynchronous most of the time.

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