You used to be able to walk past a meeting room, stick your foot through the door, poke your head in, and go – “Hey what’s shaking? Can I help out here?”
Not so anymore, now you don’t know what calls are going on where, only the ones in your purview, only the ones that affect you.
If you’re new to the company, there are big, global, wide-open channels you now need to take the plunge and jump into, not knowing who is going to respond, what they are going to respond with, or if they are a bot for all you know.
But the question, remains the same – “Hey what’s shaking? Can I help out here?”.