Number of pages: 229
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, INC.
BBB Library: Psychology and Strengths, Operations Management
The Levity Effect is no laughing matter. It is a serious work of notification about the powerful influence of laughter and lightness on organizational performance and personal health. It proves the theory that you can work hard, reach impressive goals, and still have fun doing it. It is really a humorous, practical guide, filled with real-life examples of what works and what doesn’t.
"After reading this book, manager and leaders will be convinced to add levity into their company. The authors even provide 142 ways to start fun at work." Smart Lemming
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In organizations where people have a tremendous amount of fun, it is because it is based on a solid relationship built on trust.
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Levity has also become a subject study to address questions of employee stress, which leads to burnout, decreased job satisfaction, and eventually turnover.
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Levity is a way to improve a workplace, a presentation, or a relationship in ways that can change our work and our lives for the better.
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