5 Ways to Use Emoji Reactions in Rumpus

By:
Dave Kung
July 17, 2019

Happy World Emoji Day! Emojis have become a cultural phenomenon. They are a highly effective, efficient, and fun means of expression. Besides injecting some personality into your meetings, emojis can help make your meetings more productive. Expressing yourself non-verbally lets you share opinions without interrupting the meeting or stepping over each other when trying to speak.

Here are five ways to use emojis in Rumpus.

Create empathy  πŸ™‚πŸ˜žπŸ€£

Empathy is critical to building rapport and strong teams. Simple expressions like showing appreciation πŸ™‚, sharing disappointment 😞, or sharing a laugh 🀣 help to create and reinforce social connections. This is especially important for remote workers who don’t benefit from the frequent social interactions available in the office.

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Give encouragement and affirmation πŸ‘πŸ€©

Appreciation is a primary driver of job satisfaction and team performance. It’s recognition of a job well done πŸ‘ or when you’ve hit it out of the park 🀩.

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Celebrate πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

Team wins, large or small, are cause for celebration. Did you just wrap a project, deploy a release, win a new client? Celebrate! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

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Notify βœ‹β—β“βŒ›πŸ‘‹

Speaking up in meetings is difficult enough when you’re face to face, but it’s even more challenging when everyone is online or if you’re on the receiving end of a presentation. Just raise your hand βœ‹ if you have a question or something to add. Add more emphasis if there’s something that requires added attention ❗. If something is particularly puzzling, let your team know β“. Sometimes you may want to notify your colleagues if you’ll be stepping away βŒ› or you’d like to announce your presence or bid everyone farewell πŸ‘‹.

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Gather Opinion πŸ‘πŸ‘ŽπŸ™‚πŸ€”πŸ€©β€οΈ

Quickly gather feedback or take the pulse of your team. Thumbs up or down πŸ‘πŸ‘Ž are great for simple decisions, but if a more nuanced understanding is required, let people respond with a larger selection of options from strongly negative to wildly enthusiastic πŸ‘ŽπŸ€”πŸ™‚πŸ€©β€οΈ.

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Emoji reactions are visible across all shared screens and the video conferencing feed. Next time you host a Rumpus, be sure to let your team know they have a new and fun way to join the conversation.


Happy Rumpusing!

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