Fun and Humour and It's Workplace Benefits
A Sense of Humour At Work
Within a modern society there are many who view people who crack jokes and gags are seen as a joker and not to be taken seriously, especially in their place of work.
The truth of the matter is though that times of humour and fun is an amazing thing which is definitely underused in all walks of life and has many unseen positive benefits which can improve the modern day workplace.
A recent study by International recruiter Robert Half, found that found that 91% of executives see a sense of humour as an important attribute for their employees promotion opportunities, and that 80% believed that those employees with a good sense of humour do a better job, it also found that a fun side is trait found in many
As humour is available freely to all of us we have listed below the major benefits it can bring and make our place of work a happy place that we enjoy being at.
People will gravitate to you within the place of work, as your cheerfulness is a magnet for people who may be unhappy or a bit down.
Ultimately humour make others feel better and is fantastic refreshing tonic. Humour and happiness also brings people together, this bonding within the workplace means
strong team comradery. In short, a strong team strives towards common goals thus increased productivity and effectiveness.
Boosts Office Morale
Humour is a tremendous morale booster. When morale within the workplace is boosted, employees look forward to coming to work and enjoy their job. This increased
happiness will mean staff turnover is much reduced so team structure will be less in flux and much more steady .We all prefer to be happy at work and have a bit of
fun ,work should not be a torturous process, if it is you will probably be looking for a new job.
Makes You Approachable
In all aspects of life people who use humour or wit tend to be more approachable and amiable. If you have a manager at work that has a friendly and humorous way,the more approachable they are, similarly if they are a dragon you are less likely to feel confident about asking for their help or opinion. Employees take their
lead from their manager and in turn the atmosphere is set likewise. The more honest and open people around you are, especially your managers, the more successful a team will perform at work.
A Great Leveller
Humour is a great leveller and has humanizing benefits .Within a workplace a bit of fun and joviality breaks down hierarchal barriers and can bring managers and employees together. This means that the team bonds will be stronger, productivity, trust and success will be grow.
When people are less stressed and relaxed, their creative juices will flow .Humour is a stress buster which allows you the relax both mentally and physically.
Creativity in certain workplaces such as design studios, marketing or advertising agencies is pivotal in their ongoing success and growth. Humour increases confidence and allows us to view challenges differently, throws up new ideas, be innovative and less self-critical.