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Yay Days, Duvet Days and More Inspiring Ideas For Your Workplace

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 19 Oct 2016

Mike offers up another episode of random ideas related to turning your workplace into a more creative, inspiring, fun place to be, plus Mike’s fun at work tip offers up another fun alter ego name generator perfect for Halloween, a …

Is Your Workplace Drowning in BS?

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 29 Sep 2016

The Ig Nobel awards were handed out recently at a ceremony at Harvard University. The annual awards are given out to recognize the quirkier, sillier side of scientific research – research projects that make you laugh, then make you think …

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 …

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 …

What Are You Meeting For? Creative, Focused Workplace Meetings

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 26 May 2016

Single-focus meetings can be an effective way to dive deeper into an issue. When you have one central purpose, theme or goal tied to a meeting, chances are you’ll have a more effective meeting and achieve better results. Too often …

Customer Service: Would You Like a Side of Empathy With That?

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 29 Mar 2016

Do your employees understand the importance of expressing empathy to your customers when required?

My wife and I just returned from a speaking trip in another country. The trip turned into an epic adventure involving delayed flights, missed connections, missing …

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 …

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 …

When Money Can Buy You Happiness

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 08 Dec 2015

podcastThey say money can’t buy you happiness, but as it turns out it can – as long as you spend it the right way! Plus Mike’s fun at work …

Ho Ho or Humbug? Inexpensive Christmas, Year-End Party Ideas

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 02 Dec 2015

podcastThere are dozens of ways to celebrate the end of the year and holiday season without breaking the bank! Great, fun, team building ideas and inexpensive ways to celebrate …

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