Instant messaging as a primary way of communicating is rapidly becoming the go-to way of keeping on top of business comms.
Here are some interesting figures:
43% of US companies – across all sectors – are using instant messaging as a primary means of comms, in some sectors like tech this figure rises to nearly 80%.
Hence in niche tech enclaves like the film media in Soho, London you won’t find desks with phones anymore. A leading creative from an established agency said,
We don’t need them…we can stay completely up to the moment on any project with a well organized Slack feed
So is email and actually speaking to people becoming something of a generational relic?