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Not a joke: leveraging humour at work increases performance, individual happiness, and psychological safety

Almeida, Teresa and Josten, Cecily (2021) Not a joke: leveraging humour at work increases performance, individual happiness, and psychological safety. LSE Business Review (28 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why are workplaces often devoid of humour, if having a good laugh brings many benefits to people and organisations? Teresa Almeida and Cecily Josten look at the research on workplace humour and write that having, and showing, a sense of humour is a way to demonstrate authenticity and come across as more human. They argue that more experimental research is needed to test the benefits and downsides of humour interventions and how to best leverage humour to achieve positive work outcomes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/businessreview/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 14:09
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110560

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