Improve Problem-Solving By Laughing More

the candle problem

You walk into a room where you find a table pushed against the back wall with three things on it: a book of matches, a box of tacks, and a candle. Above the table is a corkboard. Your instructions are to affix the candle to the corkboard in such a way that when you light the… Read more

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30 Benefits of Humor at Work

benefits of humor

I’m incredibly passionate about humor in the workplace and not because it’s fun. As an engineer, the reason why I care about using humor is that it works. It’s effective with the one thing you can’t be efficient with, human beings. So with that in mind, here are 30 benefits of humor at work, backed… Read more


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


Are You Working Your Employees To Death? [Infographic]

A frightening new infographic from Hello! Scheduling. Ready to combat some of these negative effects? Check out some posts on Strategic Disengagement or buy my book Humor That Works: 501 Ways to Beat Stress, Increase Productivity, and Have Fun at Work. Employee Scheduling Software by Hello Scheduling… Read more


Humor That Works Survey Results

importance of humor

In 2010, I created a survey to better understand the people visiting my site and their usage of humor at work. Since then, more than 700 people have responded, and here’s what they’ve said about humor in the workplace and more. Humor Related Questions 69% of respondents said that humor in the workplace was important… Read more