Ever wondered about the importance of laughter in the workplace?
On The Morning Blend, Molly Fay and Tiffany Ogle talk with Julie Ostrow, the "American Laughing Champion", about laughter in the workplace. She is also a teacher of improvisation.
Laughing turns out to be very beneficial for the workplace and other areas of life.
Laughter breaks down the walls of stuffiness. You don't have to be so strict, professional and stuck-up to accomplish work. Wouldn't you rather be more comfortable along with being more productive?
Check out the video on the importance of laughter in the workplace. Can you relate?
Published on Jul 14, 2014
In review, let's touch on a few points...
1. Build upon
Instead of saying no to everything, pay close attention to your initial reaction. Build upon the ideas of what people say. Help brainstorm! Don't shoot other people's ideas down.
2. In the Moment
Improvisation teaches give and take. It is all about being in the moment. You give me a suggestion and I accept it, then build upon it...kind-of like a negotiation.
Your self-esteem gets a boost because you get to play and be silly. You are not dumb. Remember the saying, "no question is dumb?"
The video makes one really think. Can't we all get along? It sure would make life easier at work. Pay close attention to your initial reaction, negotiate and have fun!
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