Why Use Humor as a Motivational Tool in the Workplace?

Last Update on August 11, 2020 : Published on August 3, 2020
Humor as a Motivational Tool

Humor works like a Swiss-knife at the workplace. Having great humor in life is like a stress-free and less dramatic life. Humor is like a personality that maintains social life at work. Even famous motivational and public speakers carry humor. Words of humor are really attractive because they have the strength to change the persuasion of others as well. Humor is like jewelry or we can say motivational accessory which states our personality. The aim of having humor is a more focused and purposeful life.

Humor can also be used for rapport building specifically at the workplace. Better humor provides a positive and interactive environment in the workplace. In this blog, I have enlisted reasons to use humor as a motivational tool in the workplace. This blog can be really helpful for people with a social anxiety disorder. So, let’s get started.

Reasons for using Humor as a motivational tool:

1. Better listening

Better listening

We cannot deny the fact that humorous words and phrases catch attention easily. Humorous talks maintain the interest of the listeners. Specifically, humor keeps up the engagement of the listeners. Moreover, humor used in the right quantity brings up the great quality of leadership within you.

2. Persuasiveness

The great thing about having humor as a motivational tool is that the flow of new creative and innovative ideas increases. For example, if you have a plan for a business review and nobody looks interested in the plan. You can attract higher management and other employees with your humor. Humor works like the cherry on the cake; it gives proper light to your plans and ideas.

Additionally, it will be a great answer for the people who laugh at your plans and ideas or for the people who always wish to let you down in front of your boss. As humor builds rapport, you can use humor for building trust as well. In this way, humor can take you on the road of success and growth.

3. Encouragement of teamwork

encouragement of teamwork

Humorous conversations make people smile or laugh which in turn improves social bonding. With only humor, you can touch the heart of people. Make sure when you try humor, you do it with a smile. In this way, you can improve your leadership skills and bond with other employees as well.

Moreover, humor can encourage people to work in a team with proper sync and alignment. People tend to listen to a person who carries good leadership skills.

4. More creativity

I personally agree with the point that humor is related to creativity. Bad humor can really ruin your impression and the same goes for excessive humor. Hence, it is best to keep the jokes in a moderate quantity to ensure a healthy environment.

Moreover, humor maintains a positive, witty, problem-solving environment in the workplace which reflects your creative mind and innovative ideas.

5. Improvement of morale

improvement of morale

Humor has the capability to attract people, build rapport, and increase social bonding among team members and higher management. Hence, humor is an essential quality for fostering superior performance in the workplace and the constant flow of creative and innovative ideas.

6. Reduce Stress

When you feel acknowledged, listened, and happy at the workplace, it reduces stress and other symptoms of social anxiety disorder. Therefore, humor is so important when it comes to mental health. Hence, humor cuts off the unnecessary drama and unproductive stress from life.

I hope this blog helps you to understand the reasons why we should all use humor as a motivational tool in the workplace. Comment down and share your humorous experiences with us from your workplace. For more such content, follow Calm Sage on all social media platforms.

Thanks for reading!

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About The Author

Aayushi Kapoor
Aayushi Kapoor

Aayushi is a Content Creator at Calm Sage. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and a Master's Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Her constant interest in the improvement of mental health, nutrition, and overall wellness embarked upon her career as a “full-time educational writer.” She likes to make an asynchronous connection with her readers. Her mantra for living life is "What you seek is seeking you".

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