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Creating an Inspiring, Positive Workplace Culture, More or Less

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 12 Jan 2018

Here’s a very simple exercise to try at your next team meeting or employee retreat: Have a fast and furiously energetic brainstorm over what you need more of and what you need less of in your workplace. Your goal isn’t …

Resolutions at Work That Actually Work

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 03 Jan 2018

Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? Have you broken any resolutions yet? (I know I have!) Here are a few thoughts on the fine art of resolving to resolve your revolving resolutions…

According to several goal-setting experts, it’s …

Celebrating the Year With Your Team

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 14 Dec 2017

2017 has been a bit, as the kids like to say, “cray cray!” Yes, it’s been a good year to remind yourself to live each and every day as though it was our last, because sooner or later, you’ll be …

Leadership Lessons….From Peter the Rabbit?

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 13 Oct 2017

Guest post by customer service expert, author, and Hall of Fame speaker By Jeff Mowatt

I think my former neighbor, Judge Peter Leveque had the right attitude about humor at work. Though he passed a few years ago, he once told …

Nerds Rule the Roost in this Inspiring Workplace

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 14 Sep 2017

I always love stumbling upon under-the-radar companies that are doing awesomely cool things, like these nerds. (And as a self-identifying nerd, I use this term in a very affectionate way.)

The software development company The Nerdery was recently listed by …

Workplace Lessons from Movies

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 08 Sep 2016

One of the questions I pose in my e-book, Inspiring Questions for Inspiring Workplaces, is: If your workplace was represented by a movie, what movie would it be and why?  Asking questions like this sometimes helps reveal some uncomfortable …

Employees’ Families are Part of Your Support Team

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 16 Feb 2016

We recently celebrated Family Day in my home province of Alberta. The holiday is intended as a day for people to spend time with their family, which reminded me of the role families play in businesses. Inspiring workplaces recognize that …

To Do or Not to Do? That is the Question

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 25 Nov 2015

Although I always suggest face-to-face communication above all else, at times you may want to consider this: If you have some news that you think someone will need time to digest, then send them an e-mail first and arrange a …

What Are Your House Rules?

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 19 Nov 2015

I had a fabulous breakfast the other morning at the Beltliner Diner in Calgary, Alberta. And what made it that much more fabulous was their sign listing their House Rules:

Celebrating Individuality Helps Drive Success

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 28 Oct 2015

Here’s how Kimpton Hotels promotes it’s careers on-line: “Are you creative, passionate and entrepreneurial? Are you MacGyver–like in your ability to solve problems with a little ingenuity (and perhaps some duct tape)? Well then, we like you already! For us, …

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