Business IM’s and Friend List Population

Adding friends to your business instant messenger is a little different then it is with your personal messenger.  When you are dealing with your business messenger there are some questions you should ask yourself before you add on a new contact.

  • Is my relationship with this person professional?
  • Will we talk about business issues or personal ones?
  • How likely am I to work directly with this person on a project in the future?

If you can not give the right reason for adding, then don’t.