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CEO - Humor That Works

Building a Positive Workplace Culture Using Humor at Work

Humor is a litmus test for your company culture. That doesn’t mean every meeting has to be hysterical, but if people never laugh or smile at work, they aren’t fully engaged and they don’t feel psychologically safe. Think about it: if we’re asking people to bring their whole selves to work, humor has to be part of the equation because to humor is to human. Not to mention, it’s good for business: organizations where humor is present have higher employee engagement, lower turnover, and increased profits.

So how do you create a culture where people bring positive and inclusive humor to their work? Through a simple strategy called One Smile Per Hour. This session will teach you how to assess the humor of your organization and build a positive place to work, one smile at a time.

Speaker Bio

Andrew Tarvin is the CEO of Humor That Works, a leadership development company that teaches professionals how to use humor to achieve better business results. He has partnered with top organizations–including IBM, NASA, and the FBI–to solve human challenges with humor solutions.

A best-selling author, Andrew has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inc, and FastCompany, and was named a ‘Visionary Under 40’ by the P&G Alumni Network. His TEDx talk on the skill of humor has been viewed more than twelve million times, only half of which were by his mother. He loves chocolate and tweeting puns.

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