Workplace Humour Can Go Too Far

Don’t Send in the Clowns!

The workplace does not have to become a carnival to be happy but it should be respectful, cheerful and positive. Remember, attitude is a reflection of the leadership.

At the risk of being somewhat unpopular, I take exception to the recent trend among business gurus who promote ways for companies to create “more fun at work.” As a businessperson and a trainer for a variety of corporations, I don’t believe it is the responsibility of the company to motivate people with rah-rah sessions or games to make the work environment “fun.”

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