Show this post to your colleague who likes to submit GIFs to a company chat with kitties and cakes.
01. Recall What is a chat for suggestion: for work!
What are the most prevalent objectives for team chat? To record someone's duty or disseminate news for many people or to seek advice immediately.
Non-target team chat: sharing a meme, solving two problems, discussing something personal or creating a project concept with 1000 texts.
chat \s02. Follow the rules of the chat
The rules of chat are not recorded, they are created with time anyplace.
Ask a person who will tell you what type of communication they have. Is it typical in non-working hours to write? Is flooding possible? Is there a real sticker pack?
Mute the chat 03.
If it's not an emergency messaging conversation, you may and must silence it. Everything has time: work duties and talks are no exception.
Chat 04. Jokes don't answer
Try not, at least. Even if you have a witty answer that isn't about the problem you're talking about, but will surely provoke a great number of GIFs, try to control the impulse to send it. Or just send it to someone or to a flood chat you could have.
Chat 05. After work don't write
It'll be nice, even if it doesn't have a rule. Working chats are time to work. Your query or news is waiting until the next day.
Remember that unworkable chats also have their own label!