10 Benefits of Humor for Organizations

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There is no denying the benefits humor has for an individual’s career.  It is the basis for our most popular blogpost: 30 Benefits of Humor at Work. These benefits focus mostly on the individual using the humor though, so what does an organization gain when they create a culture of humor?  Why should company leadership… Read more

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Team Building Activities that are Not Awful

We recently came across this funny and worrisome article on team building activities that went horribly wrong. So, it got our Humor Engineer minds thinking… can we engineer a team building event that is not awful? What are the steps to make team-building enjoyable? Team building activities are a big industry in America – companies… Read more

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Humor Across Cultures

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I landed here in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday morning for a week of relaxation and a little bit of work. When I landed, I had in my inbox an email from a fellow humor speaker from Norway, Piotr Pluta. He was sharing with me his recent TEDx talk, An Intercultural Guide to Humor. It’s a… Read more

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The Problem with Human Resources (And How to Fix It)

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Before I get into the meat of this post, I should start with a disclaimer: I’ve never worked in HR. My mom has been in HR for 25+ years, so I understand her perspective of it, but I’ve never worked there myself (except for that one time I pretended to work in HR to scare an intern…)… Read more

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5 Ways HR Can Create a Culture of Fun at Work

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Human Resources gets a bad rap. Among the Sales, Marketing, and IT departments, HR is sometimes seen as the “anti-fun police,” cracking down on anything that makes the workplace more lively. But not all HR groups are squelchers of fun. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number HR people who knew the tremendous… Read more

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