The expectation for responses when you are tagged in a message is within 24 hours. There will always be exceptions to this but a good rule of thumb is to aim to reply to messages you're tagged in within 24 hours at most. Something as simple as a short message saying you'll get back to them at another time works.
We try to organize company retreats once a year as it's one of the rare times we get to be with each other in person
Why we do retreats:
🕺We get to know each other better beyond work.
👋 People who don’t work together as often get to spend more time together.
🌲 Change of scenery refreshes mindset and thinking. Slow down to go fast.
💡 Makes time to reflect on why we’re doing what we’re doing.
You make your schedule. We have a few meetings where we need to be together, but you are mostly in charge of how you want to shape your day. We believe you should be able to structure your schedule for what makes you feel the most energetic, creative, and happy.
We're using Trello for processes, what you're working on, getting non-trivial feedback, documenting a discussion, etc.
It's major advantage is that it provides a permanent, easy to search, organized grouping of information. By default all boards are public and join-able — so you can dip into anything that interests you and see the discussions going on, or the discussions that have happened.
Slack is great for time sensitive stuff: like quick opinions and coordinating things happening right now. Slack has a few advantages, but it's major drawback is that information can get lost very quickly across dozens of rooms, timezones, and quick conversations.
Think about it this way: if what you're talking about is okay to be lost deep in Slack search, where no one will likely think to look for it (or assume that it's even been discussed), then it's cool to discuss in Slack.