The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Humor in the Workplace

I asked my chiropractor today about the snapping noises I heard in my neck. Maybe it was a good sign, since I had done a lot of stretching exercises for my neck.But, she said, “It could be either good or bad.” What?”It could be a good sign, in that things are moving in the neck area. But it could also be a sign that the joints above or below are locked and not moving properly.” (That is a paraphrase; after I heard that it could be bad, I stopped listening to many more details.)So it is with humor. (And yes, I know that on this blog, most everything is like humor.) It can also be either good or bad.The Good:* Humor can expose our blind spots.If your workplace offers a light-hearted atmosphere, people will feel freer to joke about anything. And most humor starts with truth.* Humor can improve morale.Especially when people start by putting the joke on themselves. As a leader, you can be a role model of taking yourself and your mistakes lightly. Then others will feel more free to risk, experiment, and be creative.* Humor can alleviate stress that builds up during the day.Humor offers us a physiological release of tension. We gain lots of healthful benefits from laughing, and from just thinking about funny things (without the accompanying loud guffaws).The Bad:* Humor can be a license to let our negative feelings run amok.Sarcasm is a brilliant cover for some of our baser attitudes. Make sure you recognize your motives before speaking sarcastically.* Humor may let us get carried away.You may mis-read the leeway you have been given. Maybe your humor reveals some inside information you weren’t supposed to expose. The fun environment that humor engenders can be a very drastic change from our mundane existence. We may not adequately evaluate our responses.* Humor can be like those locked joints on either side, putting pressure, pain, and unpleasantness on the person who’s not “in” on the joke.Better to use situational humor so that everyone can have fun laughing at a shared circumstance.By realizing our motives, we can better assess and capitalize on our humor abilities. With better humor-mobility, everyone can become healthier, happier, and can, “Get Your SHINE Together!”

Examples of Humorous Greeting Cards

It is always good to look at the positive side of life. There is no better way than engaging in a fun time filled with humor. When you find something to laugh about, you really feel like the world is a good place filled with no worries at all. It is therefore essential to crack a joke at every opportunity because you will even get to live longer. When you are sending messages to people, you can do precisely this. Humorous greeting cards are one way of ensuring that you get someone to laugh. Maybe laughing is a long shot; if you succeed to make someone smile that is good enough. There are humorous greeting cards that come with a really funny message. Therefore, for it to be funny, you have to look beyond the color. The kind of information that it presents is very crucial to determining whether there was a joke or not. It is not just the message that can show humor but also the kind of picture displayed on the card.Humorous greeting cards that are visual or have great pictures on them will speak for themselves. If you wish to get some inspiration on humor, it is time you looked at some of the humorous greeting cards that you will mainly find online. I must say that I had a ball looking at some of the pictures of cards available. I came across funny Valentines cards which just left me in stitches. For example, there was a picture of a rhinoceros wearing tutus that were all in red. You will have to see for yourself to really appreciate the humor. I also saw a couple of puppies who were dressed in Valentine attire smiling for the camera. Even without reading the message, a card like that will surely make your day. There was also a card featuring the president of the United States. It will be a pleasurable experience to go through the cards available and, you will not regret this.On humorous greeting cards, I saw the picture of two fish having a candle lit moment staring into the eyes of each other. There is no doubt that when you look through the cards, you will see great humor which is worth sharing with a friend. If your friend or loved one was having a bad day, this is the sure way of brightening their day. Humor is something that cannot be fully described and with it comes relief and joy. This is what you should be looking to achieve, the next time you are sending a card to someone. Go through as many sites as you possibly can and look for the cards that will make an impact. If you really wish to write some humorous words, look for inspiration in this regard. There are so many people who are able to write humorous words and when you really think about life, you will be in a position to get some few words of inspiration and humor. If you try, you will definitely find the humor and make the atmosphere funny and worthwhile.