I stumbled across this post: https://www.indiehackers.com/post/slack-isnt-a-good-community-building-tool-a3fd726a7f made a few years back.
The trends have not changed since that time. We are trying an attempt with my team, to provide a proper community-building platform for companies.
The ideas are to enable companies to drive engagement between employees with the usage of purposeful communities, for example, communities around photography, climbing and much more fun stuff.
A community should be a whole universe by itself.
I used the expression "Community Building Platform" because it allows not to create of one huge community like it's done on slack, but to create many dedicated communities and enables various features in each of them.
A list of initial features is:
Video Conference (Webinar tool more like Zoom)
Content moderation capabilities
Company (or organization-wide) announcement board
We plan on adding more to the platform as:
Audio chat room
Groups within communities
Community Goals (Leader-board)
Fun Games Platform (Word, number, and more fun games)
Unlike most of existing or widely used tools (Slack, Discord, etc.) which are primarily communication tools, our community platform is more a Community as a service platform where an organization has the possibility to create as many communities as needed and each community is a whole universe by himself.
Check us out at: https://www.workbud.com
Please feel free to comment, I am available to respond any question on the topic or the platform.
A feedback would be appreciated as well, thank you.