Texting is a convenient way to reach someone quickly, but is it OK to use in place of email?
In a recent LinkedIn poll of Ragan.com readers, about half (52 percent) said they prefer to send a text to a boss or co-worker instead of an email when they are sick or running late. Fifteen percent prefer text to talk to co-workers about work matters, 4 percent use it to communicate with their bosses, and only 1 percent use it to text clients.
About 30 percent of respondents listed other circumstances in which they prefer to send a text. Some of these include getting information while a co-worker is in a meeting, communicating with those in your immediate department, and keeping in touch with colleagues while traveling.