Editor’s note: Read this all the way through. Do not stop after the 2nd paragraph because you started feeling glum.
Did you hear the one about the priest, the rabbi and the printer? Yeah, we didn’t either. That’s just a bad lead into why humor in the workplace is important.
Workplace humor doesn’t have to be an oxymoron. Especially in COVID times, having a bit of good humor at work can be stress-relieving. During these exceptional times, we have all learned to establish the habit of mask-wearing. We have all learned to be aware of our physical distance between one another. Many people have had to learn how to keep their children educated. And we sincerely hope everyone reading this blog has a workplace, knowing full well that unemployment has been another side effect of COVID.
Wow, this is supposed to be about workplace humor. Let’s bring the tempo back up, shall we?
To be honest, we are not the best at generating workplace humor on a consistent basis but we do okay. As an example, what would Halloween be like without our resident skeleton making appearances doing different jobs around the shop.
And of course, CopycatCat always brings a smile to our faces with her crazy kitty antics!
We also try to inject a little humor in less obvious places, like our team descriptions on the website.
Truthfully, while everyone seems to have a decent sense of humor as individuals, we should place more focus on our workplace humor. If surgeons can be goofy while they’re saving lives on the operating table, we can have moments of levity while attending to printing emergencies, right? For that reason, it’s time to do some research and make plans to laugh with one another, certainly not at one another.
Here’s a website we found with 101 ways to create humor at work.
We’ll keep you posted on how funny or fun things turn out. If you have a specific workplace humor protocol or some fun ideas, please share them on our Copycat Wilmington Facebook page.
As they say, laughter is the best medicine! Let’s get those Rxs filled!