In a study conducted by two business school academics from Stanford University, it was revealed that a person’s sense of humour starts to evaporate when they enter the workforce and only bounces back when they retire.
According to their findings, which were published in the book “Humour, Seriously”, we trade laughter for ties and suits. However, they claim that humour is “under-leveraged” in the working world and, when used correctly, can become a corporate “superpower”.
Their findings show that managers who have a sense of humour are considered as being 23% more respected, 25% more pleasant to work with and 17% nicer.
What about you? Want to put humour on your agenda on a daily basis in 2021?
I wish you all a year full of smiles!