Welcome back to another Weekly Roundup, Remote Work Tribe! If you’re new here, our Weekly Roundup is a collection of anything and everything remote work and leadership, from the latest developments in remote work policy to breaking tech news. So, it’s no surprise that our topic of conversation this week is the Slack acquisition, also dubbed “the Slackquisition.”
That’s right, this past Tuesday, Salesforce acquired Slack for a cool $27.7 billion (yes, billion with a ‘b’).
Slack has received glowing praise from remote employees for years now, but coming off the wave of a global pandemic that forced many in-house employees to work home, it seems everyone is buzzing about the convenience and accessibility of the Slack app.
From file-sharing to video conferencing, the Slack interface can handle the majority of a remote team’s communication needs. Plus, its roster of integrations helps streamline daily operations.
Earlier this year, we discussed how Slack joined a lineup of other companies who vowed to become fully remote, including Shopify, Square, Stripe, Facebook, and Twitter. However, the latest Slack acquisition might not be going over as well as their remote transition.
Salesforce bought a really expensive brand. They could have just written the damn thing themselves for a couple million.— Jason A Williams (@🏡) (@jasonawilliams) December 1, 2020
Not sure how this is good for the product. They bought customer service platform Assistly and wrecked it, IMO. Everything seems to get Salesforce-ized, complicated & bloated.— Scott Wainner (@scottwww) December 1, 2020
How are you feeling about this latest development? Tweet us @RemoteWorkTribe and let us know! But before you leave, check out what the rest of the tribe was up to this week.
The Tribe’s Weekly Vibes
1. This ultimate guide to salary reviews.
2. This reminder that it’s a manager’s job to ensure remote employees aren’t burning out.
3. This nudge to practice what you preach (and provide truly equal opportunities).
4. These interview no-nos.
5. This admiration for #MarketingTwitter (an excellent networking opportunity, FYI).
6. This much-needed push for the positive.
7. This round of applause for small scale teams!
8. This proof that we all can dream, right?
9. This juxtaposition that reminds us why user intent and target audience are so important.
10. This. 🍾