Humor Engineer

What is a humor engineer?

Simply put, a humor engineer is someone who uses humor to be more effective.

Just as a computer science engineer helps people using computers, or a chemical engineer helps people using chemicals, a humor engineer helps people using humor.

For many, it’s not a stand-alone title. It’s an add-on, a slash, an additional role. It’s someone who doesn’t believe the misconception that work has to be boring. It’s someone who choose to use humor, not because it’s fun, but because it works.


An estimated 70% of the workforce is disengaged from their job, costing US companies $500 billion in lost productivity. Here’s why humor engineering matters:

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    The average person sends and receive 112 emails per day. Humor helps your message stick out and get noticed.

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    83% of Americans feel stress out at work. Humor helps reduce stress, relax muscles, and burn calories.

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    55% of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs. Humor at work can make your work more enjoyable and increase workplace satisfaction.

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Humor Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I become a humor engineer?

83% of Americans feel stressed out at work. 55% of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs. 47% of Americans struggle to stay happy. It’s time we did something about it.

Won’t my coworkers disapprove?

The #1 reason people don’t use humor at work is because they’re afraid their boss, peers, or direct reports would disapprove. But it’s not true. 81% of employees feel a fun workplace would make them more productive, 97% of executives think managers with a sense of humor do a better job, and 98% of CEOs prefer job candidates with a sense of humor.

How do I get started?

Review the resources above. Feel free to share them with others or give a presentation to your coworkers. Come up with your own ideas on how to incorporate humor into your work, or pick up the book 501 Ways to Use Humor at Work to find ways to get started today.

How else can I help?

Besides choosing to use humor at work yourself, you can also spread the message. Share with colleagues, friends, and family so that they can stop being ineffective and start being more productive, less stressed, and happier.