Speed of Collaboration in the Days of Email vs Teams/Slack

Email feels so old and slow, especially when compared to the teal-time multiplayer world of Teams and Slack.

It makes sense for transactional emails but conversations and project managing it sucks. But you can’t just add a client or external contact to your chat app.


What if an initial email is sent and it operates as expected. You send something along the lines:

Hi Becky,
It’s great to meet you. I would love to work with you to get ______ completed by such and such a date. Please find attached a file that is required for this project.
Let me know if you have any question.

Made up by me

This is where it gets fun

Once the recipient replies or accepts the messages, the thread then morphs into more of a live style conversation. No more signatures repeated over and over or from: to: cc: fields creating noise to pour through or weird formatting problems. It’s becomes a chat with multiple players.

  • Participants From: and To:
  • Observers CC:

Attachments, links, and relative information could be pulled and listed to a special tab/space and possibly even anchored at the part of the conversation that was relevant

May you could see if someone was on Live for a short period of time.

It could be wild but it would maybe help or maybe things a lot shittier. But at least we’re trying.

Tune-Yards – Bizness