How to Use GIFs Like a Boss at Work
No office? No problem. Master your virtual work existence with GIFs, the most efficient form of business communication.
You can’t throw your hands up and do a crab dance to physically show your coworkers the exuberance and level of absurdity you’re willing to endure to support their cause. And you might not have the time and energy to type out an elaborate message detailing the nuanced emotion you’re feeling.
Fear not. It's the almighty GIF to the rescue. Include some of these in your next email, text or carrier pigeon to convey what cannot be put into words.
Let’s Start With Something All Waking Adults Support Wholeheartedly
Did Someone Say Coffee?
Make Sure You Have a Big Enough Cup
Combine Nostalgia, Celebrity and the Absurdity of It All. Like Joaquin Phoenix Wearing a Tin-Foil Hat in the Movie 'Signs'
When Seeing the World Burn. Don’t Forget the Popcorn
A Lot of Popcorn
I Have a Need. A Need for More Popcorn
Don't Forget to Disinfect
You Can Never Overdo It
Always Support Your Coworkers and Remind Them of Their Awesomeness
A Hearty Cheers Will Go a Long Way
When It Starts Working
OMG That Was Awesome
Even Data Analysis Can Be Cause for a Celebratory Fist Pump
Show Your Uncontrollable Exuberance
Even With a Skeleton Crew, Find Some Cause to Dance
Let’s Do This
Coworker Taking a Well-Earned Vacation?
May Want to Warn of the Inevitable Travel Fiasco
Coworker Really Stoked About Their Team Doing Their Sports-Ball Thing? (Maybe Not Now But Sometime in the Future)
Even Debacles Can Be Funny Given the Right Giphy Tone
When Given a Chance to Vote for Pedro
Emoting Through GIFs Can Heal the World
Happy Birthday to You!
Call It Like You See It
Trying to Say Something Cheeky? Make Sure They Get a Visual of How You Meant to Type It
If They Don’t Get the Humor, Don’t Be Afraid to Say I’m Sorry
Sometimes, You Just Have to Give Up
Commiserate About That Client Who Just Doesn’t Get It
Lament (Together) That People Do in Fact Suck
We’re All Just Pushing Buttons Together
Take a Step Back, and It Can All Be Pretty Hilarious
Don’t Let Anyone Forget We’re All in This Together
Sometimes You Have to Do It Live
When You Just Don’t Have the Words
And Know That the People Who Get It Are in on the Joke
Don’t Be Afraid of the Deep-Cut Reference
Share Cult Following Movies That Exude Your Personality
Jack Black? Double Points!
Jack Black *AND* Cult Movie? Triple Points!
Mondays Are the Worst
But Even Mondays Are Pretty Great If You Have the Right GIF
Even Wednesdays Are Cause for a Mini-Milestone
Every Friday Is a Chance to Remind Everyone to Be Their Childish Selves Over the Weekend
Freaky Friday Has So Many Interesting Possibilities
And When Things Go Awry, It’s Warranted to Take a Bit of a Break. Turn on Do Not Disturb Mode
And Fade Into the Bushes
Oh, and One More Thing
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