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Tech-Savvy Bosses Have More Cred

Tablets, smartphones, and smartwatches make you appear more powerful.

Supervisors who flash cutting-edge, high-tech gear—like tablets, smartphones, and wearable tech—are perceived to be better leaders, according to new research.

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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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