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“Humor is the greatest blessing of mankind”, says Mark Twain. That’s the flavor of life. Good humor is acceptable even in the most serious workplaces.
Spending time and energy for humor may seem counter-intuitive. The truth is, a sense of humor helps improve your business performance, and helps your organization perform better.
“A happy worker a productive worker” is a concept that forces many employers to laugh all the way. But before you leave your office job in the office lobby consider the various benefits that come with a few laughs.
- Humor helps build teamwork
Certain things, such as shared jokes are bring together people. When your employees are laughing together, they learn to feed each other in ways that your daily work activities and processes can’t achieve by themselves. Employees are working best in a fun and happy environment.
- It keeps the employees
Turnover is a factor that can severely hits companies hard. It is estimated that every time you replace a mid-level employee, it costs 20% of that person’s salary you need to do so. When employees enjoy being at work, they are less likely to quit. You can have people with whom you trust. Find ways to lighten up with a little humor with your daily hard and stressful work. This may increase the quality of your daily work.
- It keeps your team healthier
When your employees are with you, they should be healthy. A fun working environment can give your employees health benefits. The sense of humor releases endorphins and helps people relieve stress. The more you can do to help your team enjoy being at working, the less health-related things you have to manage.
- Humor fosters creativity
The most important struggle many managers and business owners face is how to foster creativity. Humor in the workplace makes people think in different ways. And activates parts of the brain that may otherwise be suspended during the day. If you let people loose a little bit, they can open up ideas that would never come up in a normal work environment.
- Humor boosts productivity
No one can focus on the same thing for eight hours straight. Give people a chance to step away from their tasks, enjoy a good joke, and have fun. Thereby, you let them to renew their mental energy. Thus, a team will be formed that will maintain and generate energy levels throughout the day.