Slack is the new darling of the collaboration software world. It’s growing at a spectacular pace with a valuation of $3.8 billion in just three years. It has caught the sector a little bit by surprise. I think everyone including myself thought that the space that Slack now occupies was already well covered by Yammer, Chatter, HipChat and many others. So, what is it about Slack that has led it to being adopted by millions, disrupting many big incumbents along the way?
We are working more hours now than ever before. In a recent survey by EY, a multinational professional services firm, an estimated 50% of managers said they work more than 40 hours per week, and four in ten said the hours they put on the clock have increased in the last five years. Additionally, research from the Chartered Management Institute, found that the majority of UK managers spend 29 extra days a year working on handheld devices outside of the office.