In my previous post, I posted some questions about having good online etiquette.
Here are the suggestions given by the authors in the Reader’s Digest article and I injected some of my thoughts on it as well:
Is It Appropriate To Use Emoticons And Abbreviations In Official E-mail?
Well, it’s a yes and a no. Yes, if it’s sent to people within your close circle and no, if it’s not.
I am most likely to agree with this because official communication is formal. You are bringing forth a semblance of order or formality in your correspondence with your colleagues and you just want to stick to the business matter at hand and distracting it with some silly emoticons or abbreviations could really come off as quite childish. The only exception, of course, is familiarity or rapport with some of your colleagues and your use of these emoticons and abbreviations could be actually appreciated as some sign of friendship from you.
Is It Acceptable For The Boss To Send You A Text Message Late At Night?
No. Unless, it’s urgent, everything has to wait at the proper time.
I totally agree. Although in the case of email, I guess it really doesn’t matter what time we send it. As we are most of the time mobile and our work takes us to different time zones, we could get away with sending e-mail pretty much at anytime. The only expected good online etiquette that is expected of us is to sort through our emails on a regular basis so as not to miss out on any important messages or information.
What Should You Do When Your Boss Wants To Befriend You On Facebook?
You could, to maintain an amicable relationship with the boss but by doing so you could also open yourself to extreme discomfort for not being able to air out whatever it is you want to post in your wall because of fear of what your boss is going to say about it.
I could sense the dilemma of those who have a boss but since I don’t, I see nothing but a good way to connect to people in Facebook. I guess it all depends on you as a person as to where you really draw the line between personal and business and still maintain good online etiquette.
More questions to discuss in my next post!
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