Use Of Humor In The Workplace

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Janice Witt Smith
Mak Khojasteh


Humor, Organization, Leadership, Group Cohesion, Stress, Diversity, Communication


Humor is an organizational tool which, when used appropriately, can be effective in facilitating a better work environment.  Organizational benefits include increased group cohesion, reduced conflict (through reduced stress), increased leadership effectiveness, and improved communication. There are implications that humor in diverse groups, which relate to gender or ethnicity, must be used with caution.


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