Research shows that humor works wonders for your health by relieving both physical and emotional stress and connecting you to others.
Because of this, appropriate office humor is one of the best ways to relieve on-the-job tension, boost morale, and promote teamwork.
But not all humor is created equal. Used inappropriately, humor can also alienate co-workers and create a hostile environment, which, in turn, can contribute to excess stress.
How do you know when you've crossed the line? This article explores seven dos and seven don’ts of workplace humor.
Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...