09 Nov Joking and happiness at work
No joke! Wisecracks benefit workplace
Study finds occasional jokes enhance creativity, cohesiveness, performance
By Charles Q. Choi
updated 3:04 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2007
Kidding around at work is commonly thought of as perilous, as the hit sitcom “The Office” often explores to wincing extremes.
Now intense research finds light humor at work is a good thing.
In their study, “The Case for Developing New Research on Humor and Culture in Organizations: Toward a Higher Grade of Manure,” researchers analyzed theories on humor, emotion and mood from several hundred studies in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and communications.
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