A sense of humour

A sense of humour

“With a sense of humour the work day can seem shorter and considerably more enjoyable.” #bgdtcoaching.

The personal attribute described by the title ‘A sense of humour‘ is one capable of keeping us balanced on a daily basis. The application of a sense of humour ensures the seriousness of the moment, including pressures at work and in other areas of life, are seen in perspective.

When we choose to tap into our sense of humour, events seemingly without an element of lightness take on a new dimension. Seeing the funny side of things, and in particular ourselves together with our behaviour, is an option generally available to us.

Thinking about how our sense of humour is played out on the stage of work, we might find examples of funny quips, humorous story-telling, good-natured practical jokes and a willingness to not take ourselves too seriously. Yet this is not to say we undertake our tasks superficially.

The positive atmosphere created by the presence of a sense of humour is there for the sake of the work process. Regardless of their personality traits and being conscious of the benefits of a harmonious working environment, enlightened leaders have the responsibility to encourage optimum conditions for all stakeholders. A sense of humour assists in this direction.

Other ideas on the issue of a sense of humour are no doubt valid to the conversation here. To share your input, please leave a comment below.

For now, thanks for reading this ‘A sense of humour‘ post.


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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.


Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).


2 Responses to A sense of humour

  1. Cegos Asia Pacific (@CegosAPAC) says:

    Well said Brian! A sense of humour can not only make our work place seem less daunting, but also more approachable and enjoyable. Secondly, it helps in diffusing tense situations and promotes harmony, good will and ultimately productivity.

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