Joking and happiness at work

Joking and happiness at work

No joke! Wisecracks benefit workplace

Study finds occasional jokes enhance creativity, cohesiveness, performance

By Charles Q. Choi

updated 3:04 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2007

Kidding around at work is commonly thought of as perilous, as the hit sitcom “The Office” often explores to wincing extremes.

Now intense research finds light humor at work is a good thing.

In their study, “The Case for Developing New Research on Humor and Culture in Organizations: Toward a Higher Grade of Manure,” researchers analyzed theories on humor, emotion and mood from several hundred studies in the fields of psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and communications.

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