Sending great gifs to your co-workers gives you more than just a laugh.
Humor in the workplace benefits:
- Productivity. Humor replenishes your employees and makes them more productive.
- Group Cohesion. Humor can increase a sense of belonging.
- Stress Management. Humor is known for its “cathartic” emotional benefits that release stress.
Creating an office culture of humor can help you cultivate all these benefits. Keep in mind that humor can also go sideways fairly quickly, too. The wrong type of funny can lead to serious HR problems—there’s a thin line between goofy and unprofessional or between delightful and inappropriate.
You want your company to be a fun place to work, but you also want to make sure that it’s fun for everyone.
Here’s our guide on how to improve office humor that makes everyone feel included and unified.