I'm not sure if you should risk your career on the results of one study that REALLY seems counterintuitive . . . but on the other hand, shrug emoji, why not?
According to a new study out of Germany, using emojis in your work emails doesn't make you look immature . . . it actually makes you look MORE professional.
The researchers found that we've all gotten so used to emojis helping us convey a tone when we're texting that we wish we could see that in our work emails too.
So, quote, "the usage of happy and ironic [emojis] significantly shapes the subtext of a message . . . senders can use [them] to soften their email messages."