Texting can be a valuable form of workplace communication, but it can also cause distractions and safety concerns, Lee Polevoi writes. If you decide to create a formal texting policy, you should explain your reasoning, make sure all employees and devices are covered, and ensure it is enforceable, Polevoi writes. The exact nature of the policy "will depend entirely on your company's size, area of expertise, and culture, as well as the overall productivity of your workers," consultant Andrew Jensen said.

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