Humor in the Workplace "The Weighing the Pros and Cons"

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“Humor in the Workplace”Weighing the Pros & ConsSubmitted to:Wilma ThomasonPrinciples of Management InstructorPrepared by:Successful Future ManagementKenya HardenSunday, June 28, 2009“Humor in the Workplace”Weighing the Pros & ConsI.IntroductionA.Evaluating the problems in the workplace1. Poor productivity2. Lack of creativityII.Benefits of incorporating humor at workA.Improves healthB.Reduces stressIII.How stress effects companiesA.Increases possibility of mistakesB.Loss of moneyIV.ConclusionA.Companies encourage humor1. Set ground rules2. Know what is allowedV.Works CitedIncrease your company’s earning potential by paying your employees to watch comedy shows and play games for thirty minutes a day! Reduce employee sick leave by establishing company “playtime”. These statements may sound asinine, but companies are discovering the benefits of incorporating enjoyment and laughter in the office. People spend at least forty hours a week in the workplace and about five or more of those hours are spent trying to think of a new idea, or trying to complete a project because they can’t focus. Some employees are just drained and their minds are bombarded with thoughts of what they need to do at home.

As a way to keep their employees focused and boost productivity, many companies are taking heed to the saying: “Laughter is the best medicine”. It is becoming a fast growing trend in businesses to find ways to allow their employees a period to loosen up and laugh. Laughter has been found to keep a person healthy and has several benefits; it lowers tension, causes one to relax, boosts the immune system and can even temporarily relieve pain (

“Laugh and the world laughs with you”, this seems true even in the workplace. It is important that various methods are available to help employees eliminate stress so that their work is not affected. Stress can have a very negative effect on employee performance and causes burn-out. A person that is stressed-out is often...