In the Before Times, we used to huddle in real life. Free of the formalities of a meeting or the intellectual rigor of a brainstorm, a huddle was spontaneous, productive, and (mostly) good-sported, the workplace equivalent of a basketball team taking a time-out to strategize. A huddle happened when a colleague strolled by your desk and asked for a quick sec that stretched to five minutes. We huddled by the water cooler, or in the kitchen. Then 2020 arrived and, well, we all know what happened next.
Last June, the popular workplace chat app Slack introduced Huddles, an audio-only feature designed to replicate the real-life thing. It was an immediate
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