Are emoticons appropriate for professional contexts?

Are Emoji Out of Place in the Workplace?

Communicating at work used to be straightforward, but the rise of digital tools, from email to enterprise social networks, has added a degree of nuance to matters.

Using emoji in digital communications isn’t as neutral as one may think. These small digital images used in electronic communication may mean different things to different people, namely in a multicultural or international context.

Should we ban them or just be cautious whenever we use them professionally?

Non-verbal cues are difficult to convey in a digital message, so the emoji was born to help add meaning to words that could be taken in many ways. Nusrat Zareen of Majmaah University estimated in […]

By | 2018-01-22T18:29:40+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Can internal corporate communications be Heaven?

Internal corporate communication: Heaven or Hell? Jacques Derrida’s disciple, Philosopher Bernard Stiegler, would probably have said that the ancient Greeks would have called it a pharmakon, both a poison and a cure. But just because it is both poison and cure does not mean that its effect is neutral. Indeed, like cures and poisons, not all technology acts in the same way nor does it have the same impact on individuals. Sometimes, they feel like they are living in Heaven and, at other times, living in Hell.

When I woke up one morning after some restless dreams, I found myself in an office building and I had been transformed into a giant insect.

When internal corporate communication is […]

By | 2017-12-19T16:53:34+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Tags: |