IM your way to the top!

Researchers have found that workers who use instant messaging are actually more productive.

Using instant messaging led to more conversations on the computer, but the conversations were briefer, said R. Kelly Garrett, co-author of the study and assistant professor of communication at Ohio State.

This new evidence is counter to the widely accepted idea that IMing is more disruptive than helpful. The study shows that instant messaging helps users alleviate interruptions and waste less time than required by phone, email, or face-to-face interactions.

(via Lifehacker)