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10 Ways Humor Enriches Work

Everyone likes to smile, so convincing people that humor is a good thing is not the hardest sell. Nonetheless, Jacquelyn Smith highlights 10 ways that humor can improve the work environment in an article for Forbes. Here they are in brief:

  1. People like people who make them laugh, making humor good for team cohesion.
  2. Humor decreases stress from multiple angles simultaneously.
  3. Humor is an equalizer, putting people of varied career rungs on equal footing.
  4. Humor cuts through tension in difficult situations.
  5. Comedy, like innovation, demands imagination. More imagination means better business.
  6. Humor yields candidness, which creates trust.
  7. Funny people increase morale.
  8. Funny people feel easier to approach.
  9. Humor in the company culture can be used as a marketing vehicle.
  10. Humor, through the various above means, can improve productivity.

If you are still exclaiming, “Balderdash!” you can view the original article here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jacquelynsmith/2013/05/03/10-reasons-why-humor-is-a-key-to-success-at-work/

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