Based off of the article: 6 Benefits of Humor at Work
Zealic's Cliff Notes
"Humor can be a valuable tool in your workplace, but only if you practice and use it often. Workplace humor should be tasteful and non-discriminatory to be successful."
It Reduces Stress
When humor is approved in the workplace, it brings with it increased employee creativity and communications. It reduces employee stress in the workplace because it shows that the company doesn't take itself too seriously.
It Improves Productivity
Cooperation between employees is the key to improving productivity. Humor is a catalyst for this because employees are able to laugh with each other and about each others mistakes giving them a bonding element.
It Improves Physical Health
Humor releases toxins and stress due to the act of relaxation which improves physical health. It also increases immune cells, improves resistance to disease, release endorphins that relieve pain, and increases blood flow.
It Improves Mental Health
Humor dissipates negative emotions by replacing them with positive emotions. It helps people shift their perspective and prevents them from feeling as overwhelmed in that situation and restores energy.
It Can Make You More Successful at Work
"A Robert Half International study, quoted in Forbes magazine, found that 91% of executives believe a sense of humor is important for career advancement, while 84% feel that people with a good sense of humor do a better job."
It Can Make You Easier to Work With
It's easier to get along with someone who has a sense of humor because it puts other parties at ease. It relieves tensions in a stressful situation and helps team members connect and build trust with each other.
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Originally Written by: Mike Martin