Making our way through the social norms of our tech-oriented world has become quite difficult. Smartphones and the internet have become key parts of most areas of our lives such as dating, social and even professional life at our workplaces. In the workplace, however, is where most people face challenges. The use of emojis in electronic mediums of communication such as texts and emails has been questioned in terms of their ability to foster respectful, expressive and contextual; communication between people even though the texts and emails have been found to boost togetherness among employees.
While most people already use them in their day to day lives to communicate with friends and loved ones, they still doubt whether they can be used in work related communication. it is the circumstances that determine whether or not you can use the emojis at work and this makes it hard for most people to understand. These useful tips are geared towards helping you understand the circumstances that allow the use of emojis in a workplace.
Emojis have become a key apart of our every day communication. They have provided convenience when it comes to expressing our feelings as we can comfortably do it with the use of emojis. They can be hard to use in the workplace but they are specifically useful in an ordinary setting. Below are some of the examples of when you should not use emojis while generating work emails.
Avoid using emojis when passing across information. There are some people that do not use emojis in their texts and someone at work may be among this group. In such a case, emojis present a risk of miscommunication. Someone else is likely going to get a different meaning from an emoji from the one you intended as people have different interpretations. Whether you are communication your feelings or any kind of information, using emojis should be the last thing you do avoid giving the wrong message to the other person at work.
If the context requires total professionalism, avoid using them. They still carry some negative stigma when it comes to a professional perception even though emojis are very popular. It is assumed that people who use emojis at work are unprofessional. Studies show that some of the people who use emojis at work are seen as incompetent. It is good that you avoid using emojis in a work setting to make sure that your reputation among your fellow employees may suffer. It is, however, possible to use emojis at work as it is a matter if the situation.