“Knock, Knock. Who’s there? It’s April. April who? April Fools!” That’s right. Millions of employees couldn’t wait for April the 1st to pull a hilarious prank on their co-workers.. or boss. Well, go big or go home!
While listening to the laughter of the world and enjoying every moment, we thought that it’s the perfect opportunity to share with you why we believe Humor In The Workplace Is Essential:
Builds Team Trust
Humor in the workplace can help teams bond significantly as it creates a safe atmosphere where individuals feel comfortable being themselves. Thus, making it easier for co-workers to interact and suggest solutions to challenges they face.
Some Benefits of Trust In The Workplace:
- Mutual respect
- Psychological safety
- Better communication
- Boosts productivity
- Improves employee satisfaction
What’s more, humor builds trust among team members allowing them to be confident in exploring new ideas. Everybody enjoys a good laugh from time to time, and we all deserve it. Grow closer to your peers by telling them the funniest joke you have ever heard!
Healthier Work Environment
We’ve all been part of a company where we wouldn’t dare to tell a joke- no matter how funny we think it might be. Being part of a tense work environment might leave you daydreaming and unmotivated to do your daily tasks.
Some Benefits of A Healthy Work Environment:
- Improved mental health
- Boost productivity
- Higher performance
- Increased job satisfaction
- Higher motivation
Therefore, it’s crucial to have humor in the workplace to create a healthy organizational culture that increases happiness, motivation, and stress reduction. Having these positives in your favor will allow you to do every given task to your best ability with a positive mindset.
Enhance Problem-Solving Skills
Yes, that’s right! A good joke can enhance problem-solving skills. Humor lightens the mood and creates mental space, making it simpler to participate in connective thinking. The result is more creativity which allows one to think outside the box and solve problems more efficiently.
Some Benefits of Problem-Solving Skills:
- Organize time intelligently
- Prioritize, plan, and execute strategies
- Ability to work under pressure
- Better risk handeling
- Increased number of solutions
According to an article by Daniel Goleman in the New York Times, August 4, 1987, Dr. Isen stated that; ”humor allows people to have access to a broader range of mental material.” Therefore, ”the more ideas present in your mind, the more ways you see to connect things; you’re able to see more solutions.
Here at Job Duck, we believe it’s crucial to have some humor in the workplace. Remember to use humor with good intent and be aware of when colleagues are uncomfortable.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog, and tell us what you think of humor in the workplace in the comment section below. Click HERE if you are interested in applying to one of our job offers.
We hope you have a ”laughly” good day,
The Job Duck Team