SYNC VS. ASYNC WORK, and does Slack really mean sync for you?
Hey Product Hunt, Last week I saw an inspiring product here on PH with the slogan "Future is async". I really loved the concept of working they suggest (keeping the employees from the burnout from the "always-on" mode, maintaining the peace of unplugging, and not interrupting the flow by constant pings), but the more I thought of it, the more questions I had. It's interesting that this product is positioned like "anti-Slack", so Slack with its green dots (the person is online) and notifications is for sync work, and this product is for async work. It's funny that our CEO once said we are a remote-first company because remote work allows you to be async (we use Slack, but the key element here is remote work concept, not the type of the tool). Working remotely you can reply to colleagues asynchronously, though I have to admit - sometimes constant Slack pings do make you reply ASAP, and it can destroy your productivity (has happened to me many times). But what should you do if your colleague's request is urgent, and you not replying ASAP results in somebody else's work slowed down? Also, isn't it annoying if you do need this answer now, and you can't even check if the person is online? These are questions I've been thinking about, and I don't have a good answer, as we need balance between not getting a burnout and getting things done FAST :) So what do you guys think of it? Would you prefer to work async or sync? Or is it like with office/remote work - the best option is hybrid? 😁