Yeah, Right. Sarcasm is the Key to Creativity

“Oh, a sarcasm detector. Now that’s a useful tool,” the Comic Book Store guy says in one episode of The Simpsons, whereupon the machine promptly explodes. The non-cartoons among us tend to think of sarcasm as the lowest form of humour, but strangely enough, there are some unexpected effects: sarcasm may increase creativity in the workplace.
Wait, what?

Not counterproductive, not a sign of insecurity, but sarcasm is actually a helpful boost to innovative and abstract thinking for both speaker and listener? Yeah, right.

But yes, it’s true!

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