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Laughter may be more than just the best medicine, According to a recent survey from Accountemps, it may also be one of the keys to success at work. Seventy-eight percent of CFOs interviewed said an employee’s sense of humor is important for fitting into the corporate culture, with 22 percent saying it is very important.
The survey, developed by Accountemps and conducted by an independent research firm, included responses from more than 2,200 CFOs from a stratified random sample of companies in more than 20 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas.
“A sense of humor can boost moods and improve connections among colleagues,” said Mike Steinitz, executive director of Accountemps. “Creating a positive and friendly work environment can lead to higher levels of employee engagement and productivity.”
“Not all business matters are funny, but a little levity can go a long way, particularly when it comes to defusing tension or recovering from a minor mishap,” he added. “There’s nothing like a joke to put people at ease.”
Accountemps offers five rules for using humor in the workplace:
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February 23 2018 @ 19:40:08 UTC