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Rating Your Values: How Do Your Values Stack Up?

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 01 Jun 2016

Not all values are create equal, so how do your workplace values stack up? Plus a great fun at work tip that will help you pass the praise around your office, a quote from Groucho Marx, and some of …

Ending the Year on a High Note

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 16 Dec 2015

podcastEnd the year with your team on a high note with this simple but effective team sharing exercise and debrief. Plus Mike’s fun at work tip on celebrating the …

For Workplace Inspiration, Get Out of Your Own Way!

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 26 Aug 2014

podcast Motivating employees and building a great workplace culture isn’t just about doing things. In this podcast, Michael reminds you that sometimes it;’s the things we don’t do that …

A Salute to Silliness: Some Silly Ways to Add More Humor into Your Workplace

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 03 Jun 2014

June fourth is official Salute to Silliness Day. Which isn’t as silly as it may sound, considering the stress-busting, creativity-boosting and team building benefits of being a little silly at work from time to time. Here are some of the sillier ways workplaces are putting humor to work: 

The Science of Humor and the Humor of Science

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 05 Dec 2013

podcast The science of humor and the humor of science. Mike talks about some wacky and creative fun ideas courtesy the Creative Science Quarterly. And as always, Mike’s fun …

Director of Humor

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 26 Nov 2013

podcast  In this podcast Mike shares a great idea on how one business has created more humor in their workplace, plus a fun at work idea to help people …

10 Ways to Add More Fun to the Workplace This Summer

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 04 Jul 2013

Summer is finally here. Yes, she’s a bit late in some parts, but we’ll forgive her if she starts behaving properly from here on out. (I’m assuming summer is of the female persuasion since summer is so darned beautiful. . .and warm…and bright…and smells really, really nice. But I digress.)

From the archives, here are a few fun at work ideas that lend themselves nicely to the quieter pace (for most of you at least) of summer:

Learning to be Creative

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 23 Nov 2011

According to a study by Harvard Business professor Clayton

Christensen, 80% of a person’s creativity is a learned or

acquired skill. In other words, as I’ve been trying to tell

you oh-so-often, creativity is not something you are just

born with. It’s not magical. …

Can Sarcasm Boost Creative Thinking? Seriously?

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 13 Oct 2011

Since the root meaning of the term sarcasm is to “tear at the

flesh like a dog,” and because there are a few studies

that suggest that a high use of sarcastic humor correlates to

higher levels of stress and possibly even heart …

Humor at Work: Happy Customers and Spending Customers!

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 03 Oct 2011

A recent Consumer Reports survey suggests 64% of Americans have

walked out of a store because of poor service. A study in the

Journal of Service Research found that incivility by customer

service employees is on the rise, and that this is costing

companies …

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