As my good friend Mike Kerr always reminds me, incorporating humor into the workplace is a key step toward increasing employee satisfaction and productivity. But while it’s one thing to share a collective guffaw with your colleagues, it’s quite another to leave them giggling in their boots because you’ve filled their Inboxes with yet another document peppered with writing blunders. In the end, it’s really no joking matter: everything you write is a statement about your professionalism, your competence, and (dare I say?) even your intelligence.
Consider what various readers thought when they came across these doozies: