by Dave MacFadden, Vancouver Sun
There’s a line between what’s appropriate or inappropriate
A 2005 study out of Boston discovered that bonuses earned by senior executives are proportional to the amount of humour they use. It also found that exceptional execs used humour more than twice as much as average in the study interviews.
Is this really surprising? In my experience, maintaining a good sense of humour is crucial to good health -and so, by extension, to success in most of life’s endeavours, work included. It’s hard to imagine how tedious our day jobs would be if we couldn’t take ourselves lightly, or gently joke with coworkers to lighten the mood of the work environment.