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Does Your Workplace Need a Corporate Jester?

Filed under: Humor in the Workplace Blog - 08 Sep 2014

The practice of humor in the workplace has been around a long time. Industrial sociologists have observed that on-the-job joking and bantering as a means of building unity, relieving tension and reducing the tedium of boring manual labor has been a ritualized part of the workforce since the industrial revolution. And if we go back even further, the beloved Court Jester (not to be confused with the Court Gesture, which is often obscene and not terribly appropriate) provides an excellent model for modern day corporate humor.

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