“Facing” the Facts: Emojis and Emoticons at Work
How managers feel when someone uses emojis or emoticons in work communications:
|5% Smiley face: It's fun!|
|14% OK hand sign: It’s fine in certain situations|
|79% Thumbs down: How unprofessional!|
How employees feel about using emojis or emoticons in work communications:
|7% I use them all the time because they help me show the feelings behind the message|
|29% I use them sometimes but limit usage to casual exchanges with coworkers and not formal communications with higher-ups|
|33% I use them sparingly since I don’t think they appear very professional|
|31% I never use them and prefer to express myself in writing|
Source: OfficeTeam surveys of 302 senior managers and 410 workers in Canada.
Some responses do not total 100 per cent due to rounding.
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