If your team spends time having a laugh and works in an environment where there’s lots of fun things going on through the week – is this detracting from productivity or increasing it?
Or putting it another way, should work be serious business and all of that fun stuff be left for the weekend?
We know laughter can have real positive impacts on our brain and body. Stanford University have even gone so far as to estimating that 30 seconds of laughter has the impact on your heart equivalent to 10 minutes of strenuous rowing.
And Wharton University’s research demonstrates that individuals who had a good laugh before going into a job interview performed much better.
Eric Tsytsylin in the below talk challenges individuals and organizations to authentically embrace humor and laughter as a way of boosting happiness, creativity, and productivity.
Business is serious but sometimes to do really well – don’t take it too seriously !