Many leaders are discovering something that was once taboo in the workplace … laughter and playfulness. A good leader knows how to season the workplace with lighthearted humor and joy. Southwest Airlines is famous for this type of work environment.
Benefits of Playfulness:
1. Laughter is a natural human expression.
2. Humor helps reduce stress and tension.
3. Laughter has scientific health benefits.
4. Leaders can use laughter and playfulness to connect with employees.
5. Laughter and joy stimulate creativity.
It is unnatural and unhealthy for playfulness to be discouraged at work. While work does require concentration and effort, you can still find ways to encourage humor and model it. Learning to laugh can make all the difference to your team.
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