HUMOR THAT WORKS:
How to Build the Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work
The world has become obsessed with efficiency. Organizations strive to do more with less, employees are scrambling to keep up, and everyone on the planet is far too busy. The problem is that we can’t be any more efficient with people because they have very human emotions and feelings. And in today’s work environment, those emotions impact our ability to be successful.
As a result, we lose the effectiveness we sought from being efficient in the first place. But there is a way to put those emotions to work – and it’s something they don’t teach you in business school: Humor. When employees systematically assess, analyze, and act on the situations around them through positivity and play, they enjoy what they do, engagement soars, and work doesn’t feel like so much work.
In this program, Humor Engineer Andrew Tarvin shares what he’s learned working with some of the world’s top organizations on how to reverse-engineer the skill of humor to get better business results while having more fun. You’ll learn the mindset required to use humor, the tenets of humor that anyone (yes, even Bob in accounting) can learn, and leave with a repeatable process for effectiveness and fun in work and life.
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
- Define the $500 billion problem with the way we work.
- Apply humor strategically across the five skills of work.
- Follow a simple process for using appropriate humor that doesn’t end with a trip to HR.