Why humour is serious business
Maintaining group cohesiveness
A strategic use of humour can reduce an organisation’s external threat and induce a shared positive feeling within a group of people while reducing tension.
When used to communicate, humour provokes and anchor positive emotions within the receiver. It enhances listening, understanding & acceptance of messages.
Enhancing organisational culture
Reducing social distance
Humour helps bridge the barriers across corporate hierarchies, helping establish stronger relationships and improve teams’ effectiveness.