Laughter in the Business World (Friday 25th March 2011 - by John Loftus)
Research shows that laughter can help improve the workplace environment & corporate culture. How many times have you been having a chat over a cup of coffee or lunch and you & your companions have asked the question “where has the fun in this place gone?”.
Now I’m not expecting everyone to start standing up and telling jokes across the office floor but there is a quintessential requirement to be able to find the joy in the work we do and the people we work with.
Laughter is a fantastic, natural medicine – it reduces stress resulting in enhanced physical and mental health, improved quality of work, better communication, team building skills and interpersonal relationships.
Improvisation & creativity programmes introduced by many companies around the world indicate that employees become more committed and efficient and learn easier as a result. This is often reflected in increased sales, productivity and a more harmonious workplace. (...)