A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office: Engaging Others with Good Humor at Work by Laura Stack

Engaging Others with Good Humor at Work “Right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I’d have to throw myself in front of a train.” -- Jim Halpert, character on the TV series The Office. Clearly, work is no laughing matter. It's where you spend a good third of your life, focused on the things that really matter so you can out-produce your competitors and flood the bottom line with black ink. Some people forget that work is just a part of life—you’re not supposed to live to work—and they become consumed by it. Yes, you should enjoy your work and even be just as passionate about it as your personal life, but don’t take it so seriously! Some people need to lighten up a bit to avoid a coronary (you know who you are). Humor Has Its … [Read more...]