Async empowers the participant to act on their own terms, prioritizing all the incoming and outgoing work-streams in the individual context that makes sense to them.
This is the most frustrating aspect of things like Slack & HipChat.
chris busse

What a great explanation of the benefits of async communication. This really resonates with what we do at Missive:

We encourage the creation of smaller, scoped conversations that appear in each participant’s inbox, where they can process it and participate when they see fit, without fear of missing out. I wrote about our vision a few months ago:

Would love to have your thoughts!