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9 Slack tools for hybrid work

A new study from Slack shows that hybrid work is the way.

The global Pulse study comes from a consortium called Future Forum launched by Slack and its founding partners. It found that 58% of knowledge workers are currently working in hybrid work arrangements (up from 46% in May 2021) and 68% of those surveyed cite hybrid as their preferred working model.

There are so many reasons to love hybrid work, but most relate to reduced anxiety and a better work/life balance.

Unfortunately, Slack’s *knock brush* sound has been known to rustle up feelings of anxiety, like when it was heard at the start of an NFL commercial break. The Future Forum survey notes that leaders will need to “intentionally align on principles and guardrails that outline how hybrid work will work at their organizations.”

On that note, we put together 9 tools that might help make the *tsst dukdukduk* noise less scary.

Motion helps you and your colleagues find, agree, and schedule a meeting time
Fastest Fingers is a collection of multiplayer speed-typing games
Bored has games like employee roasts and spot the faker to play with your team
Incognito lets you collect anonymous messages & polls in Slack for honest feedback
Magik creates member directories, engagement resources, and more tools for your Slack community
Sup! helps hybrid teams automate stand-up & follow-ups asynchronously
Floppy Disk lets you save your favorite Slack threads to Notion, Airtable, or Coda — with retro vibes
Whatis can organize your team’s context, like acronyms and metrics, from across Slack (it just launched its Chrome extension, too)
Feedback Friday strives to get your team on a weekly feedback streak with gamified participation

Supercharge your terminal

Fig wants to help both experienced developers and rookies make the terminal more accessible. It offers completions and descriptions for subcommands, options, and arguments which are built by the Fig community on their open-source repository.

“The terminal has barely changed since the 70s and yet is still used every day by 10s of millions of developers. We decided to build Fig to make the terminal more discoverable, collaborative, and productive,” Fig co-founder, Brendan shared on their launch today.

  • T-minus 1 day until the Golden Kitty Awards! You’re invited, so don’t forget to RSVP here.

  • Automator for Figma lets you create custom drag and drop automations for repetitive design tasks.

  • Bring all of your newsletters and RSS feeds in one continuous feed of content with Big News.

  • Podda helps you discover and search podcast episodes by guest.

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