Random Workplace and Humor Musings & Trivia

It’s time for another edition of “Completely Random Musings”:

  • Even the CIA managed to deploy some humor in their very first Twitter post:”We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”
  • Real leaders are never afraid to say, “I don’t know” and “I need help.”
  • Real leaders are never afraid to laugh at themselves.
  • From The Happiness Advantage, 25% of job success is predicted by intelligence. 75% is predicted by 3 characteristics: optimism, a positive social network and a positive response to stress.
  • An Ernst & Young study found that for every 10 more hours vacation time an employee took, their performance ratings went up by 8%.
  • The more time people spend in natural settings, the less likely they are to procrastinate (assuming they eventually leave the natural setting, I suppose).
  • 10:00 am-noon is the peak performance time for most brains, the time we are best able to deeply concentrate.
  • Office plants are thought to improve well-being by 47%, creativity by 45%, productivity by 38%.
  • Studies show that people are less likely to notice an absence of structure in a business presentation when there’s more humor in it.
  • Canadian millennials place a greater emphasis on the importance of workplace culture of a prospective employer than do young people in other countries, according to a study by Universum Canada.
  • A study at L’Oreal found that the best empathizers sold nearly $100,000 more a year than their colleagues.
  • Delta Airlines used humor to increase their Twitter followers by 50%. One of the most re-tweeted tweets: “Baby got back! We like big jets and we cannot lie, this 737 is ready to fly!”

Michael Kerr, 2014.  Michael is a highly-sought after keynote speaker and international business speaker.

 

 

 

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