3 Comedy Courses to learn from the pros

We at Humor That Works are big believers in lifelong learning and learning from other humorists, comedians and improvisers.  Most of the top comedy clubs offer online courses right now, so you can learn at your own pace without having to hop on a plane to New York, London or Chicago! Here are 3 comedy… Read more

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Mandatory Fun Isn’t Fun (Here’s What to Do Instead)

Mandatory fun is something we’ve all experienced at work.  Although it usually starts out with honorable intentions, research shows that mandatory fun can be quite, well, unfun. Research from Barbara Plester and Kerr Inkson’s book Laugh out Loud – A User’s Guide to Workplace Humor suggests that overly-curated events can be less fun and intimidating… Read more

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Playing at work is more than just fun

Many organizations intentionally blur the lines between play and work, and use gamification as a way to learn new skills and spark curiosity.  Playing at work is more than just fun, it’s an exploration. Inspire Cards is an example of a product that can help you play more at work. Inspire’s motto is Play along… Read more

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New Year, Same You (But Better)

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It’s the beginning of January, which means that people are doing two things: Making new resolutions. Writing the wrong year on things. I’ve written in the past about resolutions, including why resolutions suck but why you should make them anyway and how to keep your resolutions, but the important thing to remember is that resolutions don’t… Read more

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The What of Work

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We’ve talked previously about how humor is a skill. It’s an ability you can learn, and one you get better at through practice and repetition. Humor is also a mindset. It’s a way of seeing the world. It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. Because the what of work doesn’t really change… Read more

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