Tag: Instant Messaging

Data Illustrates Extent of Time Spent on Communication Apps

An office cliché from the pre-COVID years is the concept of “watercooler talk,” the idea that employees gather informally around the office in places like the watercooler, coffee machine, or breakroom and make small talk, exchange gossip, or just socialize. With the widespread shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, you […]

The New Age of Workplace Communication Could Be Instant Messaging

Before the mid-1990s, e-mail was a relative novelty in office communication. Today, of course, it’s perhaps the most prevalent medium for colleagues to communicate back and forth. Although it’s been the main method of communication for just a few decades, there are signs employees are increasingly looking to alternative forms of communication for collaborating with […]

Train Project Managers to Not Let Efficient Communication Damage Projects

    This may sound difficult to believe, but it can be true! In the definition of efficient, we find the following: “achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.” While this is great for busy executives and companies, it is terrible for projects, especially when it comes to communicating about the project with […]

What Are The Limits of Employee Privacy?

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Ontario, California police department didn’t illegally invade an officer’s privacy when it reviewed the racy messages he sent and received via his department-issued pager. What does this mean for your policies?