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Improve company culture with a little bit of laughter

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If Mary Poppins ever tires of childcare, she might make a good company culture advisor. Consider her astute observation, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and—SNAP!—the job’s a game.”

Research increasingly supports the notion that some laughter and playfulness in the office corresponds to a myriad of company culture positives: reduced employee turnover, improved well-being, better communication, higher creativity and greater productivity, to name a few.

Yet while lightheartedness has its pros, managers must be aware of potential cons. Taken too far, tomfoolery can create anything from a distraction to a den of unprofessionalism to a lawsuit. The boss sets the tone, so it pays to take fun seriously.


Workplace fun should promote bonding among team members, not spur tension. So for starters, watch that activities are open to all (even if the invite gets decline...(register to read more)

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