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Designing a Culture Around Humor

What if there was a way to increase employee productivity while improving workplace satisfaction scores and also make the workplace more fun? Turns out there is. Humor in the workplace has been shown to improve communication, build relationships, enhance problem solving, increase productivity, and improve health. 

Join us as we discuss research, case studies, and real-world examples that have shown the tremendous value of creating a culture of humor at work. The presentation will cover:

• The Definition of Humor

• The Value of Humor in a Work Culture

• Designing a Culture around Humor

• Examples of Humor to Use

• How to Get Started

The presentation will include lecture, interactive exercises, and facilitated discussion so you not only walk away knowing why humor is important, you'll also have ways to start using it today.

About the Presenter

Andrew Tarvin is an award-winning speaker, trainer, author and coach. Through his company, Humor That Works, he teaches individuals and organizations how to use humor to be more effective, more productive, and more awesome.

He has worked with more than 100 organizations including Procter & Gamble, The Ohio State University, and General Assembly on topics including humor in the workplace, communicating confidently, and strategic disengagement.

He loves the color orange and is obsessed with milkshakes. For more, visit

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  • Andrew T.

    Thanks for a great discussion everyone! If you'd like the handout from the session, visit and enter code ACNY.

    October 29, 2013

    • Dana P.

      Michael - the person wasn't nodding off - he was Strategically disengaging :)

      October 30, 2013

    • Michael B.

      Nicely put.

      October 30, 2013

  • Dan G.

    Excellent discussions and fantastic topic, thanks everyone!

    October 30, 2013

  • Carol K. T.

    Vital topic for our over-stressed workplaces.

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Damien C.

    I am sorry for the short notice, I cannie make it this evening (an unfortunate family event on my wife's side). I was soo looking forward to this as humour and humanity go together and there should be more of it in the workplace. I look forward to the commentary & any replays especially custard pies in the face a particular slapstick favourite ;)

    October 28, 2013

  • Howard B.

    See you later........ :)

    October 28, 2013

  • Andrew M.


    See above for details!

    October 24, 2013

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