Streamlining communication with technology: implementing slack for a work team
Geenen, Brittney N.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
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Communication technologies are influencing the workplace more frequently and in newer ways than ever before. New instant messaging technologies, like Slack, are changing the way employees communicate on cross-functional teams. Research has been done on generational communication differences in the workplace, but how does these generational tendencies change when new technology is being implemented? This study examines one communications team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the College of Engineering. By examining how millennials adapt to implementing the communication technology Slack into their work team. Evidence shows that implementing Slack in a primarily millennial team can improve communication efficiency within the group.
Teams in the workplace