Laughing at Yourself a Rocking Good Idea

1. Laughing at Yourself a Rocking Good Idea

If General Electric was a person, it might be fair to say that we
could describe her as being self-confident, maybe even a little
hip (is that the term the kids are using these days?), and as
someone who has a healthy sense of humor. I say this based on
the Emmy-award winning NBC sitcom “30 Rock”. “30 Rock” revolves
around the antics of a variety-comedy TV show and its megalomania

corporate boss played by Alec Baldwin. Baldwin’s character is a
General Electric exec in charge of “East Coast television and
microwave oven programming.”

The show frequently lampoons GE, from their executive training
programs to their corporate culture. The self-deprecating humor
doesn’t always portray GE in the most positive light, and yet, not
only does GE not get defensive about it – they love it! GE show
clips from the show in their executive meetings, because they
recognize that this is a fabulous way to poke fun at their own
culture, that it’s great publicity, and that it humanizes and
modernizes their image.

So here’s a question for you. Would your organization have the
confidence to laugh at itself in such a public way? The answer
could reveal a lot about your underlying workplace culture.
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2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip

Having trouble getting employees to wear their safety gear, new
company jackets or appropriate clothing on casual Fridays? Try
hosting a fun fashion show, with your own team’s “characters”
playing fashion models, complete with paparazzi to record the
images for future reference.
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3. Deep Thought of the Week

“Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak.” Anonymous
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4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky, World

Good news Twitter fans! For those of you worrying about how to
keep up with those Twitter posts (140-word posts that lets your
stalkers know what you are doing at this very moment), a
University of Wisconsin-Madison student has created a computer
interface that allows you to connect Twitter directly to your
brain, allowing users to simply use your brainwaves to post a
message. What could be more fun?!

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