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Humor in the Workplace Alive and Well in Denmark

1. These Great Danes Don’t Have it Ruff!

Denmark regularly tops the list as being one of the happiest
countries in the known universe, and, not surprisingly, also
reports the highest job satisfaction ratings. Scandinavian
companies appear to have a genuine commitment to their employees’
happiness and well-being. Those great Danes, according to
business speaker and author Alexander Kjerulf, simply expect
to like their jobs, and moreover, wouldn’t put up with being
unhappy in their jobs. Scandinavian companies appear to believe
in the simple premise that happy workers equates to greater
innovation and efficiency, which in turn leads to more money.

The founder of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad, sums up the attitude of many
Danes (and I might I add, people with common sense):”Work should
always be fun. We all only have one life. A third of life is
work. Without happiness and fun, work becomes hell.” (Couldn’t
have said it better myself, which is why I had him say it.)
2. Mike’s Fun at Work Tip – Slip Sliding Away

Hold a “Slipper Day,” where everyone wears slippers to the office,
and then hold a contest for the goofiest slippers, oldest slippers,
fuzziest slippers etc.
3. Deep Thought of the Week

“In spite of the high cost of living; it’s still very popular.”
4. It’s a Wacky, Wacky, World

Tapping into your sense of humor is a great way of turning
seemingly insurmountable mountains into molehills. Unfortunately,
many people do the opposite. The South Wales police force
suggests that 1 in 10 calls to their emergency line is a misuse
of the line, such as: the caller who wanted the remote control
back from her boyfriend; the caller who wanted her boyfriend
arrested for putting her hamster out in the rain; and the man who
wanted the police to remove his mother-in-law after visiting for
18 days.

Happy Hump Day folks. Remember, if you suppress laughter, it
goes right to the thighs, so keep laughing.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2008.

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