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Here’s the episode:

What is humor? Why does it matter with regard to the workplace? How can it help organizations and leaders? In this episode, we talk with comedian and speaker David Horning about the changing nature of work and how humor fits into it all. Specifically, we discuss:

  • The work landscape

  • Why humor helps

  • How to–how NOT to–incorporate humor into the workplace and leadership

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Links and Other Information

David Horning’s website

David’s organization, Water Cooler Comedy

David’s podcast, You Can’t Laugh at That

David on Twitter

Avolio, B. J., Howell, J. M., & Sosik, J. J. (1999). A funny thing happened on the way to the bottom line: Humor as a moderator of leadership style effects. Academy of Management Journal42(2), 219-227. Click here

Pundt, A., & Venz, L. (2017). Personal need for structure as a boundary condition for humor in leadership. Journal of Organizational Behavior38(1), 87-107. Click here

Huo, Y., Lam, W., & Chen, Z. (2012). Am I the only one this supervisor is laughing at? Effects of aggressive humor on employee strain and addictive behaviors. Personnel Psychology65(4), 859-885. Click here

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