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Discuss: The Use of E-mail and Instant Messaging

Discuss: Describe how e-mail and instant messaging can be used to play positive office politics, as well as for unethical purposes. Give examples.

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In the sense of positive office politics, e-mail and instant messaging can work by coordinating people and resources, which then creates teams that are able to form together for the greater good of the company. Most people tend to stay away from office politics, because when considered as a whole, there really aren't positive office politics. Office politics by it's very fundamental definition involves people using power that they have, in their given positions, to their advantage. If we were to look at office politics in a positive way, we would have to consider that people could use e-mail as a way to come ...