Using Humor to Reduce Stress and Improve Work Morale • Part 3 • Bonding and Building
Inappropriate Humor • Subject Matter • Target • Time
How to handle... • Subject • Target • Time
So what now? • Prove your abilities • Incorporate humor slowly • Make a “Happy Board” • Design your own business card • Plan event day • Team meetings can be fun
What else? • Meetings: watch a video clip from the office on what not to do... • Set up software like Instantboss.... for fun • De-motivational posters are cool and are a great reminder of what not to do... • Start a comedy blog
And what else???? • Send anonymous notes of appreciation. • Use improv exercises or games to stimulate creativity. 3. Have a pot-luck lunch to build relationships.
Environment and Laughter • Television: Andy Griffin Show, Sponge Bob Square Pants, Ellen, and Seinfeld. • Standup: Richard Pryor, Bryan Reagan, Bill Hicks, Christopher Titus, and Mitch Hedberg. • Improv/Creative: Second City, Blue Man Group, Midwest Tool and Die. • Storytelling: Bill Cosby, Waddie Mitchell, and David Holt. • www.storytellingcenter.net/festival/ • Movies: Elf, Superbad, Monty Python & Holy Grail.
Environment and Laughter • Music - Loudon Wainwright III, Frank Zappa, Ray Stevens, John Prine, Steve Goodman, and Cuz. • Radio - Rick and Bubba Show, Siriusxm. • Print - Lewis Gizzard, Dave Barry, Woody Allen. Favorite Bloggers?
Water with Comedy • Treat yourself...then your team like a houseplant. • How often are you watering yourself with humor? • Don’t wait until you’re drooping to water yourself. • What types of “fertilizer” are you using? • What type of fertilizers will you try in the future? • Schedule “watering” breaks in your calendar.
Be-Know-Do • What are you going to be? Note it. • What are you going to know? Note it. • What are you going to do? Note it. • One day Be....one day Know....one day do.... www.timsteed.com