A blog looking at business communication, knowledge management, scripting tools, OS technology news and other things of interest to mobile tech workers. As I find interesting news this will also contain pointers to thoughts related to configuration managment, change management and general software development.
My team has recently started using Instant Messenger as a supplemental way to communicate. We're fairly distributed around North America at any given time so it sounds like a good idea. I have noticed that it isn't as efficient as a phone call. Although a phone call and IM together seems to work well for quickly sending files, urls, etc during the call.
I've also been to several different organizations lately that have this chronic multitasking syndrome the article mentions. And, the groups that I've worked with used some sort of instant messenger like technology internally.
So I am wondering if this is a good thing for mobile workers? Or does it rob us of our focus?