Emojis Have No Place In The Office

August 15, 2017

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Emojis and emoticons can lighten the mood of an emotionless text message or email but using them in your work email may undermine your professionalism. While emojis may be a fun way to communicate in a social setting, the workplace is more traditional especially when it comes to communicating. A study concluded some experiments on how co-workers interpreted messages and found overwhelmingly that the emoji, such as a smiley face, had no effect on the perception of warmth. Rather the sender is assumed to be less competent if a message contains an emoji. Perhaps it is a generational preference as the biggest generation in the work force now are Millennials and they grew up in a much more casual online conversation tone.  But the advice from the study concludes to keep business emails and texts traditional, especially when trying to gain a contract with business or replying on a job interview.

SOURCE: Eureka Alert

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