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Who’s Your Director of Humor?

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 27 Nov 2013

Alberta-based Rogers Insurance has an official “Director of Humor” to help ensure “there is a regular dose of humor in the office.” Employees must apply for the four month term position by submitting a humor plan of attack (as opposed to a humorous plan of attack, which brings to mind a Monty Pythonesque skit involving warriors in clown shoes invading Luxembourg with loaded cream pies).

A Lesson from “The Office” on the Power of Fun Incentives

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 04 Oct 2011

The last episode of one of my favorite sitcoms, The Office, highlighted how crazy incentives can sometimes be powerfully motivating. 

Humor at Work: You’re HILARIOUS Boss!

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 19 Sep 2011

“Beware of underlings who laugh at your jokes,” warned four

Star General Schwarzkopf, who went on to note that he became

much funnier with each promotion through the ranks. Sounds like

a Dilbert cartoon. But it raises an interesting thought. We know

that we …

Do your work in a cool workplace?

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 11 Jul 2011

Do You Work in a Cool Workplace?

CXtex, a New York-based technology company, is a self-describe

“cool place.” With their “work is fun” philosophy, peer

recognition programs, snack stations, relaxation area, start-of

-the-week cheer, in-house rock band and “Junkasaurus Park” (an

area dedicated to their …

Humor in the Workplace: Reading Between the Punch Lines

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 23 Sep 2010

I think we spend too much time, frankly, worrying about practicing “safe humor” in the workplace.

Top-10 Office Pet Peeves

Filed under: The Hump Day Humor at Work E-zine - 14 Sep 2010

The Top-10 Workplace Irritants

Drum roll please! Here are the top-10 most annoying workplace

irritants according to a survey by Opinium Research LLP. From

#10 to #1:cold temperatures in the office; messy kitchens; not

turning up on time or at all for meeting; poor …

Humor in the Workplace is a No Brainer!

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 01 Sep 2010

The idea of “humor in the workplace” shouldn’t be a tough sell. At least, not in theory. 

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