Laughter Infographic

The following laughter infographic has been making the rounds lately and it’s worth sharing. Some of the key benefits that stick out to to me: Laughter increases blood flow by 22%. Laughter boosts the immune system, stimulates circulation, and enhances mental functioning. Laughter helps prompt a positive emotional climate and a sense of connection… Read more

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4 Ways Humor at Work Improves Productivity

When I travel the country and talk with people about humor at work, they are often already aware of some of the soft benefits humor provides: it makes you laugh, makes things fun, and helps you relax. What most people don’t know about humor in the workplace is that it can make you more productive… Read more

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3 Reasons to Create an Employee Awards Program

One of the best ways to recognize employees is through having an employee awards program that celebrates the behavior you want to promote in the workplace. Not only does it give you a chance to reward employees, it also shows the rest of your company what you’re hoping to get out of all employees. That’s… Read more

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Why It’s Selfish to Give (and That’s OK)

I remember seeing an episode of Friends many years ago where Phoebe and Joey argue whether or not a truly selfless deed exists. According to psychologists, it may not. Not because of intent, but because of reality. You may do a great deed because it should be done, but you’ll benefit from it as well. For example… Read more

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Play is More than Fun, Stuart Brown

Stuart Brown gives some interesting insights into the value of play. I think his last line (before the Q&A) is the most important: “I would encourage you all to engage not in the work-play differential—where you set aside time to play—but where your life becomes infused minute by minute, hour by hour, with body, object… Read more

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