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The Power of Humor at the Workplace



October 2007 | 284 pages | SAGE Response
Humor can be a powerful management tool. Used properly, it can be extremely effective in gaining attention, creating rapport and facilitating communication. The Power of Humor at the Workplace highlights the benefits of humor in a variety of situations.

In today’s challenging and changing business environment, humor can provide the winning edge to people at all levels in an organization. Humor
—Relieve stress
—Promote creativity and out-of-the-box thinking
—Enhance relations
—Motivate people
—Resolve issues
—Improve communication
—Promote fun at work
—Promote teamwork


The author has used jokes and anecdotes to highlight effectively the use and effects of humor at the workplace. The book has step-by-step guidelines on how to make the most of this easy-to-acquire skill in managing both people and relationship.

 
Foreword Sanjay Kirloskar
 
Preface
 
Humor: Mankind’s Marvel!
 
Smile Please: We’re at Work!
 
Programming Yourself for Humor
 
Laughing at Yourself!
 
Winning People to Your Point of View
 
Getting Laugh after Laugh!
 
Humor in Extraordinary Situations
 
The Darker Side of Humor
 
The Humor Menu Card
 
The Armor of Humor
 
Putting Humor on the Agenda
 
Bibliography

It is a book which is a great deal more useful and more indispensable, because it discusses sense of humour and describes the several applications of humour as a powerful management too.

The Times of India

This is an interesting book on humour, which can help manage relationships at workplace. It can be helpful to those who appreciate humour and want it to be a part of their life.

The Tribune

Humour can be a powerful management tool. Used properly, it can be extremely effective in gaining attention, creating rapport and facilitating communication. The Power of Humor at the Workplace highlights the benefits of humour in a variety of situations.

The Financial Express

The Power of Humor at the Workplace is a compilation of jokes involving real people laced with a good amount of made-up ones as well. The reviewer had picked up the book expecting to read real gems and witticisms that would help the businessman break the ice but it was less rewarding in that respect. While not every joke revolves around the workplace, there are others that are taken out of commonplace situations. The fun quotient runs through out the book.

Outlook Business

It is a book which discusses the sense of humour and describes the several applications of humour that can be made if used as a management tool. This book is ideal for career-minded people and those interested in having a good laugh. It highlights the importance of humour at the workplace besides helping in managing both people and relationships.

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K Sathyanarayana

K Sathyanarayana is writer and corporate trainer based in Bangalore. He is also Joint Managing Director, Leonardo Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. Mr Sathyanarayana has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked at Kriloskar Brothers Ltd. from 1958 till 1994 until he retired as Corporate Vice President, Human Resource Development. During his long tenure at the company, he was responsible for heading divisions like product engineering, and research and development. He has developed a large number of managerial development programs and has written and presented many technical papers at national and international seminars. Mr... More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761935995
₹495.00