Women Who Make Us Laugh Gain Influence and Clout
Female speakers who aren’t afraid to share their senses of humor score more points with their audiences and gain more influence than their male counterparts, according to an Academy of Management Discoveries article.
Leaders’ Jokes Can Have Serious Consequences
Joking around at work can help managers in several ways, but it can also get some surprisingly bad results, according to an Academy of Management Journal article. It all depends on how often managers use humor and the types of jokes they make. (related video)
A Simple, No-Cost Way to Get Employees to Go the Extra Mile
It’s no joke: Managers can use humor to get workers to go above and beyond, according to AOM scholars. (related video)
Blurred Work Boundaries Make Sexual Harassment More Likely
Disguising inappropriate remarks as humor is just one factor that can make sexual harassment more likely at work, an Academy of Management Review article explains. (related video)
Love and Laughter Can Help Build Strong Male Teams
A combination of caring and playfulness in a mostly masculine organization can create interpersonal connections that help build strong teams, AOM scholars reveal.
Choosing Your Own Fun Job Title Can Ease Stress
An event organizer is known as its “director of chaos.” A receptionist introduces herself as a “director of first impressions.” Employers allowing employees to create their own job titles to convey their unique attributes is a good way to counter stress, according to an Academy of Management Journal article.
Six Ways for Leaders to Publicly Tell Tales of Failure
Framing an experience as “tragicomedy”―showing “how foolish human beings can be … containing a fair amount of both grief and humor, despair and hilarity”―is just one way for leaders to share errors and fuel learning. (related video)