…someone – actually Jason Fried – wrote that down so I do not have to do this.
In his posting „Is group chat making you sweat? — Group chat is like being in an all-day meeting with random participants and no agenda.“ he points out the things that matter most. (PDF as depublication protection)
I will cite only a small part of it here:
[…] You must really have something against persistent group chat as a primary method of communication? Yes, in most cases I do. And it’s only because we’ve been using it at 37signals/Basecamp for 10 years. I’ve seen the distraction, anxiety, stress, and misunderstanding it can cause, and those are things that can really damage people and an organization. […]
Why do I blog this? I have really tried to use things like e.g. Slack or Threema Groupchats. But it always ended with me abandoning the software completely or shutting down all notifications and only opening the applications occasionally. They are too much a distraction to me.