As today's workforce grows more fragmented and scattered, companies are scrambling to find ever-better ways to keep employees connected so they can collaborate easily on work.

Given the rise of remote offices, flexible hours and corporate globalization, that's not always easy. And that conundrum helps explain the rise of Slack five years ago and – more recently – Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Workplace by Facebook and a variety of other options.

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