Why You Need Humor in the Workplace

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As the old adage goes, “laughter is the best medicine.” As it turns out, there is some truth behind it.

 

Research shows that laughter and humor are good for the mind and the body. Laughing reduces stress, boosts overall brainpower, improves productivity, and helps with team connectivity. These are great benefits for the workplace, especially for the PR profession, which is ranked as one of the top 10 most stressful American jobs.

 

At Inspire, our team fully supports the mantra that work should be fun. And, our team laughs – a lot. July 1 marks “International Tell a Joke Day” and to celebrate, our team is sharing some of our favorites.

 

HINDA:

Knock-knock – who’s there?

Interrupting cow.

Interrupting cow [INTERRUPT WITH MOO!] who?

 

JAMIE:

What’s the internal temperature of a tauntaun?
Luke warm.

 

LEA:

Why did Adele cross the road?

To sing, "Hello from the other side!"

 

SHELBY:

What does a nosy pepper do?

It gets jalapeño business.

 

KATIE:

A bear walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "I'll have a pint of beer and a.......... packet of peanuts."

The bartender asks, "Why the big pause?"

 

MICHELLE:

What do you call a pig that does karate?

A pork chop.

 

LOGAN:

Why does Snoop Dogg carry an umbrella?

Fo’ drizzle.

 

DIANE:

I went to the zoo the other day, and they only had one animal…a dog.

It was a Shih Tzu.

 

BROOKE:

What does a mermaid wash her tail with?

Tide!

 

AMANDA:

I bought my friend an elephant for his room... He said, "Thanks!"

I said, "Don't mention it."

 

MOLLY:

So, a vowel saves another vowel’s life.

The other vowel says, “Aye E! I owe you!”

 

HANA:

What’s invisible and smells like carrots?

Bunny farts.

 

Tell us: How do you incorporate humor in the workplace?