What managers think about emojis in the workplace

Written by CMI Insights Wednesday 20 July 2022
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As ever-more work takes place in the digital space, so does communication. And as we know, a picture is worth a thousand words – which is why emojis have embedded themselves so solidly in our digital communications, with the 😂 emoji even winning Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year back in 2015.

The world loves emojis: they are celebrated each year on World Emoji Day (17 July 📅  – the date shown on the calendar emoji) and more than 100 new ones are added to the ever-expanding library each year. They’re chosen by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee from proposals submitted by the general public. The next batch, Emoji 15.0, is set to arrive in September 2022.

But we wanted to ask the important question: do managers think emojis, GIFs and stickers are appropriate at work – or not…? We ran a LinkedIn poll in June 2022 that got 956 votes.

This is what you said

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