Some people often use emojis in the workplace to help emails come across as less passive aggressive and lighten the tone, but turns out using emojis in work emails might be doing the exact opposite!
EurekAlert reports that 'contrary to actual smiles, smileys do not increase perceptions of warmth and actually decrease perceptions of competence.'
'The study also found that when the participants were asked to respond to e-mails on formal matters, their answers were more detailed and they included more content-related information when the e-mail did not include a smiley,'
One of the researchers also added that they 'found that the perceptions of low competence if a smiley is included in turn undermined information sharing.'
The research insists that although emojis are used as a virtual smile, often that does not translate into real life and that may leave your workmates having a lesser view of your ability.