In the previous millennium I was already experiencing online remote collaboration. It really made a difference being able to talk to everybody, directly, with no barriers and almost no boundaries. The archive of our working conversations (some of which I still keep, today) constitutes the shared knowledge, built by our working team.
After a long list of tools, today, Slack is one of the most immediate and used among us. The article Growing your company culture without chaos goes a bit deeper in telling pros and cons of an always-on, always-available remote type of work.
“Company culture” is often discussed as if it describes a static environment in which employees either thrive or don’t. But culture is created by everyday interactions, and is bound to change and evolve in any growing organization — for better or for worse.