How are Emojis Changing our Online Workplace Communication?

According to Oxford Dictionaries, the “face with tears of joy” emoji was chosen because it is the ‘word’ that best reflected the ethos, mood, and preoccupations of 2015. This result represents a global preference toward this emoji, revealing that emojis unlike certain words or phrases are cross-cultural, a global desire to maintain empathy in an increasingly electronically communicative world. How is this changing workplace communications?