By Adrian Gostick, Scott Christopher
The Levity impression makes use of severe technology to bare the impressive energy of humor and enjoyable in company. technology proves it?fun is sweet for enterprise! in keeping with ten years of in depth examine, the authors argue opposed to enterprise culture to bare the strong bottom-line merits of prime with levity. With interviews, workouts, and case experiences, the ebook unearths how humor within the office may help you speak messages, construct camaraderie, and inspire creativity for a greater office and larger earnings.
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In fact, for a long time, they’ve been laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because from a corporate perspective, managing with levity affects the bottom line. It certainly has for Harman Management and many others you’ll read about. Lyman cited a number of research studies that have linked the strong positive cultures of the “100 Best” companies with strong f inancial performance. 1)—indicating that great workplaces produce outstanding returns for their shareholders. 1 Annual Returns of Fortune’s “100 Best” versus the Stock Market, 1998 –2006.
Creating those informal moments is the trick. Carlos Alicea, a manager/owner of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in northern California, told us he holds a barbecue for his employees on the last Friday of each month. He knows how important it is for his employees to get out of the restaurant, socialize with each other, and build friendships. He says he barbecues, “anything but chicken,” because what fun would that be? — under 100 percent! ’ ” REMARKABLE PRESENTATIONS George Bernard Shaw said, “If you’re going to tell people the truth, you’d better make them laugh.
We have a good time together. qxd 2/15/08 11:33 AM Page 35 Levity Is a Funny Thing 35 40 or above: Congratulations. Your work environment ranks among the best. Geez, maybe you should have written this book. 30– 40: You need to lighten up to enhance employee engagement, creativity, and loyalty. 30 or below: You have terminal seriousness. Call us. qxd 2/15/08 11:35 AM Page 37 CHAPTER TWO Levity Effect— Communication If They’re Laughing, They’re Listening Who hasn’t suffered through a business meeting so dull, so mind-numbingly dreadful that even the presenter seemed ready to nod off ?