Reactions in slack. Improve collaboration in remote teams

Inspired by the “The Effective Remote Developer” talk from QCon I wanted to share a small trick we use in the team to improve communication.

One of the problems with remote team is that when you write something in a group channel you never know if someone saw your message. To combat this we agreed in the team to use the reaction :eyes: to indicate reading the message and reaction :hammer_and_wrench: to indicate working on it. This is applied to all messages addressed to @channel or @here.

We also started using the:heavy_check_mark: to indicate completion of the task.

Examples:

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