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The Good and Bad Side of Instant Messengers
By: Itay Paz
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    2007-02-27

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  • The Good and Bad Side of Instant Messengers
  • Just remember that...
  • Temptation
  • Finally, donít forget...

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    Instant messengers (IM) can be a lot of fun, and a great way to chat with people online.However, they can be extremely distracting and cause you to waste your time instead of using it for productive purposes.

    For the most part, instant messengers and business donít mix. The reason is because they can often do more harm to your business then good. If you donít have the willpower to ignore an IM or shut it down, youíll likely end up losing focus on work and become less productive.

    There are plenty of different instant messenger programs available that you can use. Popular ones include:

    * MSN
    * AIM
    * Yahoo
    * ICQ

    To help you deiced if you should keep instant messengers up and running while you are working, below are some pros and cons you can consider when combining instant messengers with business:

    Pros

    Unique communication tool Ė instant messenger programs can be used for communication with clients, employees, or those you have outsourced work too.

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