HUMOUR AT THE WORKPLACE
ABOUT THE BOOK
It has been calculated that, on average, we spend 115 days of our life laughing. Work is another important component of our lives. On average, Indians sleep for 528 minutes per night and work for 486 minutes per day. That means that we spend 53 per cent of our waking time working.
This book takes American President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s comment—‘a sense of humour is part of the art of leadership’—very seriously—but, of course, with a light touch, scintillating humour and some solid research!
In offices preoccupied with deadlines and targets, this book considers how workplace humour can accelerate efficiency and productivity—be it by managing stress, solving management problems, negotiating conflicts, or motivating staff. Chock-full with case studies, it proves that humour is one of the foundation stones of effective leadership.
KEY SELLING POINTS
• Humour is a foundation stone for effective leadership and this book tells us the best way of using it in workplaces.
• In times of tight deadlines and difficult targets, the author tells us how to increase efficiency and productivity and keep the employees motivated.
• Written by Marco Sampietro, a management professor, this book includes plenty of case studies and researches showing the use of humour to manage workplace stress and negotiate conflicts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marco Sampietro is a Management Professor at SDA Bocconi School of Management. He has been the editor/co-author/contributor of eleven project management books.
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