Our office, like many I suppose, use a office messaging application called Lync ( Skype for the office ). It is very useful for quick conversations with the team and most folks that use it too find it less disruptive than a phone call.
Yesterday I reached out to a colleague who made a tongue in cheek remark about my lack of capitalization and complete sentences. This "quick chat style" I have seen used by many in various departments in or company. For example:
"good morning sir" versus "Good morning sir."
The remark was tongue in cheek, and since I am not a sensitive snow flake, I thought it was funny. But it got me thinking a bit. Is it inappropriate to be informal in an office chat application? Should instant messages be treated similar to emails?