Your team chat app is useful for more than just team efficiency; it’s the perfect tool for interjecting levity when the time is right. Since the early days of the digital era, the gold standard for online humor has been the GIF.
Greet the Team in GIFs
Depending on the day, how we choose to express our feelings vary. Sometimes an image is better than words.
This poor man symbolizes too many variables in a Monday work day. Budget changes, deliverable delays, design issues? Yup, that’s Monday for you.
The week is only half done. But it feels like it’s been at least two weeks long already. This GIF relates.
You and the team have put in a long, hard week. On Friday morning, let them know how you all will feel in the next few hours. You’re almost there…
Need a Boost
Relating to evil billionaire Mr. Burns usually isn’t advised. But when you need coffee this bad, even he looks a bit empathetic.
Leaving After a Tough Day
Conan O’Brien’s exit technique is generally not advised for work; however, this GIF will sum up your day without the mess.
Leaving After a Good Day
This GIF is one of the web’s more beloved images. No need to alter a classic.
Talk About Work in GIFs
GIFs work in all kinds of situations. In times of celebration or despair, GIFs have you covered.
Closing a Deal
Acquiring new business is worth a celebration. The company is getting more work and that means more money. Take a moment to count those dolla dolla bills, ya’ll.
Like this baseball player, sometimes you lose sight of your target. It happens with everything from files to phone numbers. When this occurs, let the team know before it’s too late. (At least you won’t have to worry about throwing out any baserunners!)
Your to-do list is about at capacity. The problem is, the team wants you to take on another project. When you’re nearing maximum capacity, let them know before there’s a meltdown.
Projects are often pressure-filled. When a deadline looms, that pressure is sure to increase. Let the team know where you stand at the moment.
You are often certain. Today, you are sure that you are lost. Don’t worry, it happens. Let the team know so they can get you back on track.
It’s that time of the day. You and the team need to recharge. Message your best mate, or the whole team. Burgers, anyone?
Be a Manager in GIFs
Difficult situations are bound to arise. A GIF at that moment may seem unorthodox, but humor has an array of benefits when demonstrated at work.
Lapsed assignments are never a fun discussion. At least you started this tough conversation off with a lovable cat.
This iconic Zoolander line lets the team know something is off. Just let that be the only Mugatu trait you bring to work.
Setbacks can throw any good team off. When faced with a situation like this, rally the team. Remind them of their abilities with some motivation.
Job Well Done
Everyone appreciates a compliment for their work. If an employee wows you with an incredible job, let them know.
Did you reach that once-unattainable KPI? Did the sales team sign a long-shot client? Well then, this calls for a group chat celebration!
One Very Happy Manager
Great teams deserve due praise. Let them know how valued they are next time you log in.
GIFs are an entertaining break from daily work communication. They help everyone remember that they don’t always have to take things so seriously. The team must have its fun when the work is done. For tips on making effective use of your team’s chat app, read our advice.
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