Emoji Scales

Many moons ago, work had a problem which was to do with their unlimited holiday policy.

You would think anybody working at a company with a unlimited holiday policy would take lots of holidays, the reality is different. If anything, people were less likely to take holidays.

Enter emoji scales!

I designed a emoji scale to match the amount of holidays people had not taken. It was to encourage people to at least take the UK legal requirements.

People didn’t seem to like having a sad emoji next to their name and wanted to get a better emoji so ended up taking more holidays.

Success!

I can’t say it will work for other people or situation but it is worth considering. Emojis is a visual lanuague that we find easy to communicate. Not surprising when you think about some of the oldest lanuagues in the world.

For all the people who i’ve told this story to, and then asked me to share the emoji scale, and most recently Toby, I am sharing the emoji scale we used.

Have fun with it!

Minimum number of holidays not takenEmoji
-1 😍
0 🎉
1😁
2😄
3😃
4😃
5😃
6 😊
7 😊
8 🙂
9 🙂
10 🙂
11 😬
12 😌
13 😏
14 😐
15 😑
16 😑
17 😕
18 😕
19 🙁
20 🙁
21 😟
22 😞
23 😣
24 😩
25 😩
26 😨
27 😨
28 😱

Want it in spreadsheet format? Go fish.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQ-T5Sax4GtqDKmwXZfeP36NMcBPR9zH_xe4IvkfpewjOR97O4GZ37ya4gs0633aH-558tctvg7Yzls/pubhtml?gid=0&single=true

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