How to (appropriately) use emoji at work
Potentially confusing emoji
This is a professional note extracted from an online article.
Read more efficiently
Save what inspires you
IDEA EXTRACTED FROM:
Emoji may create misunderstanding
The emoji is inherently ambiguous. Symbols only have meaning because of a shared cultural context.
We can't assume everyone is interpreting emoji the same way. It can lead to tension and embarrassment - especially in a work context.
The wink emoji
Consider 😉. To some, the wink emoji is a way to show that a statement is intended as a joke or a way to be friendly.
Not everyone understands this emoji. For some, the wink emoji implies you're flirty or suggestive, which will change the context of the intended statement.
Potentially confusing emoji
Three sides to every statement
Every time we communicate, we create three distinct statements:
Communication is the ability of aligning these three ideas as closely as possible. If you're ever uncertain about the meaning of an emoji, ask your coworkers what they think the emoji means.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
“Be A Strong Writer”
This is one of the first pieces of advice people give to those seeking remote work.
When you work remotely, a few misplaced words can become an occupational hazard. Every w...
Be Clear And Concise
11 more ideas
You are the sum of your decisions
A few major decisions determine a good portion of how our lives, careers, and relationships turn out. The outcomes of these decision points will reverberate for years.
Why We Make Poor Decisions
The World Is Multidisciplinary
We live in a society that demands specialization. Being the best means being an expert in something. A byproduct of this niche focus is that it narrows the ways we think we can apply our knowledge without being called a fraud.
We should apply all the knowledge at our disposal to the problems and challenges we face every day.
one more idea
Building Rapport Remotely
To better build rapport and counter isolation do the following:
Relying On Text The Right Way
Voice and video calls can help you feel more in touch with your team and avoid the issues of asynchronous communication like time lags or misunderstandings.
However, you'll likely spend a lot of your day communicating via text as it’s a good way to interact without interrupting their work. So you need to be able to get your point across clearly and simply, show empathy and understanding, and be efficient to avoid wasted time.
Staying Up To Date
Remote workers can feel overwhelmed by the amount of text they have to process. So finding ways to keep on top of what's going on is imperative for communicating efficiently with others.
Create archive lists and CC irrelevant emails to them, so you can save and share them without flooding non-involved people.
2 more ideas