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Fun Ways to Follow Up With Clients

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 20 Oct 2017

I admit it. I’m not always the best role model when it comes to following up with clients the way I should. In fact, I’ve thought about starting up a support group, so I could stand up and bare my …

A Slice of Humble Humor Pie

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 11 Oct 2017

Mike offers some great ideas and insights into building a rocking great culture, including how to apply the “wheel of change” to the concept of having more fun at work, plus a great quote from Tom Hanks and a story …

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 …

Humor at Work for a Clearer Head

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 13 Sep 2017

Mike offers up another episode of random facts and musings related to the world of inspiring workplaces and humor in the workplace, a fun at work tip you can pirate, a great quote of the week, and some guacamole …

Recess at Work Ideas for Your Workplace

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 09 Jun 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017, is Recess at Work Day, a day to remind people of the importance of taking a fun break at work in order to celebrate and/or be more productive and creative. A few things you can do to celebrate:

Same Job, Different Customer Experience. Why?

Filed under: HUMOR AT WORK,Humor in the Workplace Blog - 24 Jan 2017

The next time you fly, eat out at a restaurant, or visit any business for that matter, take a few moments to watch the range of attitudes you see among the front line customer service staff. It can really be …

Becoming More Active at Work Drives Change

Filed under: Podcast Series: Humor at Work - 02 Nov 2016

Mike talks about the power of posing active questions to change behaviors at work, a fun meeting icebreaker tip, a great quote about humor, and some wacky, crazy, funny laws still on the books that you won’t believe!

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 …

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 …

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