It’s wise to make the work environment fun and spread good cheer. Just make sure your sense of humor matches your employees’ need to trust and respect your leadership. Avoid comments that carry a not-so-subtle edge. Example: You want to quiet a vain employee at a staff meeting, so you say, “You look ugly. Okay, now that I have your attention … ” Poke fun at yourself on occasion, but never direct barbs at others. Your stab at humor can make people feel worse. Mean humor is an unhealthy assertion of your power because the recipients may not feel free to reciprocate.
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