The business of office humour

20 October 2014
Don't underestimate the importance of a good joke!
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Business can be, well, a serious business. CEOs have to be fast-thinking, on the move, setting strategies for the short and long term hauls. They’re always at the ready with a last minute pivot, keeping investors happy and developing radical new tactics. There’s nothing funny about a day in the life of a CEO.

This being said, don't underestimate how far a joke can go in the workplace and humour. Humour boosts morale and passion, if colleagues work in a pleasant environment, they're going to look forward to coming to work. If you think about how much time we spend at work, it's critical we have fun, it shouldn't feel like a shackled servitude environment. This being said, we gathered some light comments for your Monday amusement.

“A sense of humour is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” Steve Jobs

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” - Vidal Sassoon

“When you’re up to your armpits in alligators, it’s hard to remember to drain the swamp.” Ronald Reagan

“If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.” - J. Paul Getty

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.” - Oscar Wilde

“I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fact: If you work in a lighter, brighter work environment, you’re more likely to have a passion for what you do. It’s a win-win for everyone; you, your employer and colleagues. Have a cracking Monday!

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