Supervisors who flash cutting-edge, high-tech gear—like tablets, smartphones, and wearable tech—are perceived to be better leaders, according to new research.
In the study, actors using electronic calendars were overwhelmingly perceived as more authoritative than those writing on paper, indicating that using new technology can be a surprisingly effective social signal of personal innovation.
But remember, as office panache goes, there’s “cool techie,” then there’s “creepy techie.” Nobody likes a Glasshole.
SOURCES: Vanderbilt U./North Carolina State U.
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