… and it is absolutely free! And it is all about maintaining some balance in the culture if you are a leader. And as a reminder, leaders can be found anywhere in the organization, they don’t necessarily have to carry a manager’s title! And, some managers/supervisors/executives are not necessarily good leaders.
Here are some excerpts from the full article in Fast Company Magazine on the benefits of humor in the work environment:
“Fact: organizations in which humor is part of the culture reported shareholder returns 19% higher than their competitors, according to a Huet & Associates study.”
“The CEO of Peppercomm observes that humor and levity in daily work interactions, even virtually, can actually change how our brains work to develop creative solutions, reduce stress, and solve problems.”
“It’s very difficult to dislike someone who makes you laugh.”
This blogger has worked in more than 25 business locations in the USA and business locations in 19 other countries. Obserations and experiences have proven that humor is highly appreciated and respected, it easily and effortlessly crosses all cultures, and molds great, long term working partnerships and relationships!
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