Q: When is it okay to text your boss or superior for work reasons?
A: The key here is to establish with your boss whether it is appropriate or not to communicate via text message. In some office settings, most communication is accomplished through email, but texting can be a lot quicker and more efficient when sending a message to a group. For something as simple as saying you aren’t able to come in or that you will be late can be acceptable considering it doesn’t require much discussion and it is likely that they will see the message sooner than via email. You can establish this by asking your boss when you are expected to follow up on something small, “Would you mind if I texted you or would you prefer that I call or email?” It is important not to assume and to ask before going ahead and texting your superior.