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One of the projects I am on, which has a deadline approaching like a hammer. The thing is certain members of this team I think are making lots of noise with 'Hipchat' and I think that's all. I use 'Hipchat' primarily to talk to the French & Malta offices...the thing is it's used to avoid talking to people and doing anything... I suppose I am of the generation where you either wandered over to someones desk or phoned them. I am starting to feel analogue in a digital world...
Still don't get it, it's too easy to ignore requests by HipChat & WhatsApp (and to get weird emoticons) rather than if you go and speak to them ,I am a little big and ugly to not notice also drop a note on HipChat (too give you some bum coverage if it all goes south)
You must work in an "Open Office" plan. Our Slack channels have been rife with studies reporting how those abominations are actually DECREASING collaboration and communication. I find myself doing it, sending a Slack message to someone who is literally 5 feet away.
And you have not experience real wildlife until you cling on to your car seat while an adult elephant is chasing you because like an idiot, you separated their calf from the herd. Can't forget that sight.