This was especially helpful during high stress situations such as big software deployments. I should insert a disclaimer, after buying the book my wife and Mr Christopher wound up becoming internet friends. While this tale illustrates the benefits of levity at work, it also underscores the dire need to enlighten management. Right now, I'm trying to decide if I should risk getting in trouble for blowing out the budget on 25 copies for my teams. No wonder they choose to stay and work longer than they have to. A Humor Home Run This book is smart, fun, and funny--in that order. I just thought they weren't practicing what they preached.
So there you have it; happy people are more productive and this leads to greater profits! A good belly laugh has measurable benefits on the heart, blood sugar, immune system, stress hormones, and more. Again, several of these vignettes were redundant, but at least tolerable meaning I read them all. You would see a correlation between fun and reduced turnover, better recruiting, greater camaraderie…all those positive things you see happen in great workplaces. Adrian Gostick is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Invisible Employee and The Carrot Principle , as well as the BusinessWeek bestseller A Carrot a Day , The Integrity Advantage , and The 24-Carrot Manager. I hope they will follow the guidance so their workers can relax and be more productive for them. This happened though after I was able to vet his book's ideas for myself. You can also see the exact same thing happen within a work group.
The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business. The next week they negotiated for a volleyball game on the factory floor as a reward and again hit record production levels. Resources for Humans managing editor Celeste Blackburn reviews the book The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up. Each week, they continued to request fun rewards and turned in astounding production numbers. The ideas come from real-life examples and while not all are appropriate for all workplaces, there should be so This book promotes having fun and work, and offers up the research to support its platform. The airplanes were launched, laughter rang out and people frolicked funny word, frolicked. The essential message is that not only is levity possible in the workplace, it ought to be mandatory.
Without the authors' guidance, I proved through many years of corporate management at all levels including the board room that humor does in fact result in the positive results set forth in the book. Great job with the narration. Trust me, if this chapter had come earlier in the book, they would have written both of those sections and another 142 others! With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor in the workplace will help you communicate messages, build camaraderie, and encourage creativity for a better workplace and bigger profits. So now, more than ever, is the time for a little levity. I found the underlying principal of the book obvious once it had been pointed out.
This book promotes having fun and work, and offers up the research to support its platform. Chapter Nine: Levity for Life: Bringing Home the Fun. Hope this review was helpful. Today, customers worldwide count on Saba to engage their people, connect their teams, and get the critical insight they need to prove the impact of talent on business success. They have worked with lots of relavent and current companies that are known for both their success and their relaxed business environment.
The Levity Effect is for anyone who wants to build an engaging, productive work culture and a more successful career. Based on ten years of extensive research, the authors argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom-line benefits of leading with levity. Levity is common sense that is uncommonly practiced. Some great ideas are given, but the best part is the consolidation of the research on this aspect of the workplace. With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor in the workplace will help you communicate messages, build camaraderie, and encourage creativity for a better workplace and bigger profits.
If you doubt levity is good for business, consider this: lighthearted leaders earn more on average than their more dour peers; entertaining workplaces breed more loyal employees and happier customers; and employees who are considered humorous are vastly more likely to get promoted--especially to senior positions. To get you started down the road to fun, the authors also provide some ideas on ideas that have worked. It made listening to some sections seem out of place in a book about humor - they should have lossened it up. The book also outlines the extensive research into the subject'studies that cut against the grain of traditional business thinking'including compelling data from the Great Place to Work' Institute's one-million-person database, which reveals that 'Great' companies consistently earn significantly higher marks for 'fun. Even the anticipation of a humorous event sets off a series of positive biological effects that can result in more meaningful work. But the remarkable case for levity at work is growing, with the most convincing numbers culled from more than a decade of research by the Great Place to Work Institute.
The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of fun and humor in building a productive, engaged, and loyal workforce. As the head of a small team who work very hard and well together and who are very successful at what we do, I was surprised to discover just how important our humorous approach to almost everything could be. Even though I wasn't a manager I was still able to informally implement many of the suggestions as part of my team. By the third week, when they had earned a trip offsite for ice cream cones, the manager finally got it. The Levity Effect is for anyone who wants to build an engaging, productive work culture and a more successful career. Who needs another chapter to see that greater productivity means greater profits? Incorporating fun and humor helps people relax and feel safe and secure in the work environment. The Levity Effect is right there with the best of them.
It was a fun, enjoyable read, but more importantly were the ideas and concepts. This book has helped me understand just how important the humour in the office is. But they spent a large portion of the book talking about companies in creative fields, such as advertising and marketing. Chapter Six: Levity Effect-Wealth: Laughing All the Way to the Bank. It even list some 120 or so suggestions.