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Text Message Etiquette You Should Follow to Always Appear Professional

Don't do anything you wouldn't do in person

Chat groups have made it easier for work announcements to spread and for business transactions to happen without the need for face-to-face meetings. That said, it's now just as important to practice proper etiquette when messaging so you always remain respectful and professional ...

by Ysabel Y. Yuzon for  | March 09, 2018 12:00:00
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Learn the 8 Rules for Texting at Work

An employee vexed by a co-worker's texting needs to politely speak up or back off

Dear Jacqueline,I have an employee who always seems to be texting on her personal phone. She keeps it beside her computer and checks it every few minutes. It looks like she’s more interested in her social life and I feel it’s unfair ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | June 24, 2017 02:00:00
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7 texting etiquette rules

Be sure your text is appropriate for your audience.

It seems the good, old-fashioned telephone call has gone by the wayside, replaced with texting, a more convenient method of communication that has increased dramatically and is practiced by all ages.Although fast and convenient, texting brings about its own set of challenges. ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | June 29, 2016 08:00:00
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5 rules for texting anyone you do business with

Even if it is not that popular anymore, sending SMS or text can still be considered as one of the easiest modes to communicate with others. Here are five rules when using it for business purposes.

Walk into any boardroom two minutes before a meeting and you’ll find the same scenario: a table full of executives checking their phones with their heads bowed in the ‘smartphone prayer.’Text messaging is the fastest way to communicate in business. Quicker than ...

by Jacqueline Whitmore  | March 30, 2015 07:00:00
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How to keep employees from texting too much

How should you deal with employees who are often distracted by the use of their smartphones during working hours?

Q: I have a problem with my employees getting distracted by their mobile phones. I catch them texting a lot. From a human resources standpoint, how can I handle this? Can I take my staff's phones away when they start work and ...

by Penny Morey  | March 16, 2015 04:30:00