The Boston Globe recently asked Certified Career Coach, Hallie Crawford, for her career advice about texting and work.
“Even if they’re short . . . that takes time for you to stop, think about what you’re going to say,” said Hallie Crawford, an Atlanta career coach who wrote a set of rules for texting at work for U.S. News & World Report last year. The first rule was “Don’t send personal texts at work.”
Though texting is similar to e-mailing, Crawford said, we respond to it more like a phone call — with an urgent need to respond.
“We’re programmed to feel like it’s an emergency,” Crawford said. “It’s like the same level as a phone call.”