IM Use in the Office

By Deane Barker on September 15, 2003

Forget Work, IM Is for Scheming, Flirting, Gossip: One of the myths about running IM clients in the office is the fear that employees would just use them to screw around. Well, that may not have been a myth after all…

“Flirting with colleagues, scheming against the boss and gossiping about co-workers are among the most common Instant Messenger, or IM, missives circulating around the office, according to a new survey on Monday.”