Study shows: A laugh a day makes employees stay

Written on Monday, September 22nd, 2008 at 4:20 pm by Christiane

According to a new study, employers have no reason to be concerned if they hear occasional laughter coming from the work areas. On the contrary, they may even want to encourage the use of humor at the workplace, because it increases job satisfaction.

The Australian psychologist Maren Rawlings surveyed 300 workers from 20 different countries. She found that employees, who worked in a humor climate, were more satisfied with their jobs than those, who worked in a humor free climate or in a climate with negative humor like making fun of co-workers to put them down.

Previous studies have demonstrated that employees with high job satisfaction are more likely to stay in their company and are more productive.

Rawlings concludes: “If employers take measures to encourage a positive humor climate in the workplace, they are more likely to retain their staff. And with an ageing workforce it is vital for companies to keep good people.”

2 Responses to “Study shows: A laugh a day makes employees stay”

  1. Preeti says:

    I am not really susirpred from the fact that Nadine Labaki won the “Celebrity of the year title”. If we got back in time, we know that her movie “Caramel” put her on “Variety’s 10 Directors to Look Out for List.” Also, She also directed Nancy Ajram’s video, Akhasmak Ah. Among many other interesting accomplishments she has done, which you can read on . Her last movie “Hala2 lawayn” was a great hit! Which I believe made her win the tittle.

  2. Jenniferlady says:

    Once again brilliant and amzaing dear DJ! Images and music are relaxing and really do convey a magical sense of being lost in thoughts…oh and I would LOVE to wear dress #1, ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles!!! xoxoxoxo PS – NYC was fun, took lots of pics which I will send to you. Wish you were off to New Orleans with me, wouldn’t we have fun?! I’ll give Lisa a big hug for you 🙂

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