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Slack? Phone? Teams? Zoom? There are too many work communications

By Anne Marie Chaker

26 Apr 2023 · 4 min read

It's hard to keep up with all the different modes of communication in the workplace. The WSJ reports on the stress this causes for workers and how it can lead to miscommunication.

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Lisa Donovan was juggling pings from multiple Slack channels and email windows when she inadvertently sent a sensitive company document to the wrong person.

The part-time accountant for a Virginia-based academic coaching firm toggles between 30 instant-messaging channels, four client-email accounts and at least a dozen phone or video calls a day, she says.

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