Hearing laughter in the workplace means that employees are goofing off and getting distracted from the task at hand. It's a waste of time, right?
Stanford Business School student Eric Tsytsylin certainly doesn't think so. In fact, he thinks that laughter is one of productivity's greatest allies and that individuals and companies need to lose their deep-seated fear of laughter in the professional world and instead foster it. As he explains:
It clears the mind and improves focus. It relieves boredom and removes the need for us to seek constant distraction and entertainment out of work. It reduces tension and facilities social connection.
Watch the short, entertaining video to learn more about why laughter is so valuable, and get some great suggestions for incorporating more humor into your workday.
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