4.1   Humor styles in the workplace

Nicholas A. Kuiper and Nadia B. Maiolino

Humor styles in the workplace

Over the past decade there has been an increasing recognition that humor can play an important role in many different facets of business. Some of the positive benefits of workplace humor include greater team unification, enhanced idea generation, and frustration relief.1 It has also been proposed that humor can be used as a multifunctional management tool to help achieve a number of positive organizational objectives, including reductions in employee stress, improvements in communication, fostering creativity, and the enhancement of both leadership and group cohesiveness.2 This deliberate use of humor by supervisors to help generate ...

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