Humor as a success strategy in business: 8 tips for more joke


Work well, plant 500 trees! About us make the Working World more Human and Ecological, so we donate Revenue for Certified Afforestation. As Publisher Best of HR - Berufebilder .de® you can unique Book Concept, on Demand eCourses and News Service we share 15 years of Experience with our Customers (Samsung, Otto, State Institutions). By the Top 20-Blogger Simone Janson, referenced in ARD, ZEIT, WELT, Wikipedia .
Copyright: Artwork created as part of a free collaboration with Shutterstock. ,

How important humor is right now as a business strategy - and how the subject is condemned at the same time already has Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®-author Jumi Vogler aptly described, 7 tips on how humor becomes the engine of success in your business.

Humor as a success strategy in business: 8 tips for more humor Humor as a success strategy in business: 8 tips for more joke


Text as PDF, book or eCourse on the topic or personal advice

Here writes for you:

Stefan Häseli Stefan Häseli Portrait 1_quadrStefan Häseli is an advisor for organizational development.

Profile

From the author:

Best of HR Berufebilder

Read


Best of HR Berufebilder

Read


How humor helps in everyday business life

Imagine the following situation: You have to convey dust-dry content in the form of a training. In doing so, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How can content be conveyed in an exciting way?
  • What to do to cleverly initiate a dry subject matter?
  • How can humor master a difficult situation?
  • How can humor help here?

No end in itself

The answer: With humor you can achieve a lot, but it must not become an end in itself! Already Arthur Schnitzler knew:

“If you have humor, you almost have genius. If you only have a joke, you usually don't even have the ”

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Joke vs. humor

Right! But this quote raises many questions, such as these:

  • Are not humor and humor identical?
  • Is not the joke too humorous by nature?
  • And if you have a sense of humor, you can also joke for the best. Or?

8 tips for humor as a business strategy

How does humor look as a means to success, as a business strategy? 8 tips!

1. Humor starts with the ICH

Let's start with ourselves. With the ME! Because humor always starts with ourselves. With regard to humor and “telling jokes”, I am alone for now.

I am completely thrown back on myself. If I want to score with humor, I have to think for myself, with which ingredients I can succeed.

2. Humor is in us

Do I want to humorously spice up my conversation, my communication, my performance? That's the first and crucial question we need to ask ourselves before using any stylistic means and communicative antics.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

Or do I only want it because it just looks good? Because is the “world day of roaring laughter”, the “international jokes day” or the “day of humor”? Because it's the Chef has ordered that we finally make our customers laugh?

3. Humor should not be embarrassing

If only one of these arguments applies, we should save our work. Because in work, this is guaranteed to work out in such a case. All the ease that humor undoubtedly has to convey and offer is lost.

If we only use humor because we think it is required of us, it is truly no pleasure. Cramped built-in supposed jokes just seem embarrassing. We should not do that to our counterpart.

4. Humor as a strategy?

On a business trip, I enjoyed a very special humor experience. Arriving at the hotel, I get in touch with the reception, I receive a polite welcome, the lady pushes the key in my hand, explains the breakfast times and wishes me a pleasant stay.

There is also the guest card, the WiFi code and the opening times of the wellness area. At the end, with the same formal expression, she hands me a small piece of paper that says: Joke of the day “Message to the guy who stole my down jacket: you can dress warmly!”

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

5. Humor can not be prescribed

When I asked if this was a new strategy, the receptionist replied with her rehearsed smile: “Yes, we have humor weeks. There is a salmon seminar and we entertain the guests with funny jokes wherever they are. ” Whether the hotel guests find the joke mentioned above funny or not remains to be seen. It's not that easy with humor.

On the contrary: it is a serious, important and difficult matter. For me as a visitor to the hotel it is clear: Basically a great campaign. Entertaining the guests and ensuring a good team spirit - that's exemplary. But maybe one or the other time you scrape along the embarrassing gang with a pinch. Not every employee succeeds in prescribed “being funny”.

6. Only personal humor is real humor

It is the authenticity, the authenticity, from which humor lives. But first I have to know what is “real”, what suits me. But how do I find out what “humor type” I am? By wondering what I normally find funny. “Normally” because there are situations in the morning at 04.00:XNUMX am where we simply find everything or nothing funny.

Let's scan our everyday life:

  • Which TV programs make us laugh?
  • Which comedians bring tears of laughter into our eyes?
  • Which YouTube video can we smile about again and again?

So we find out relatively easy and above all very entertaining, in which kind of humor we stand. Because we have that sense of humor in us. We can radiate this personal sense of humor and pass it on naturally. Humorous just.

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!

7. Humor is not just humor

We should also distinguish between Pointe, Bonmot or even black humor: Do we find Schillerstrasse good? Then the surprising element of a punchline is right for us. Do we think that the subtlety of a Loriot is unsurpassable, then fits the Bonmot to us. If we think that Michael Mittermayer makes us forget all the worries, then we too tend to overstate everyday life and present it at a high speed.

Or do we even belong to the circle of friends of black humor and would prefer to feel part of the Adams family: "He has my father's eyes." - "Gomez, take it out of his mouth." We can best convey the kind of humor that is most popular with us.

8. Humor is always individual

Not every joke is funny at the receiver. But humor should never be shameful. Perhaps it is enough for the guest, customer or audience, if we are just ourselves and our warmth is felt.

The trick is to react humourously when the situation arises. And to end with a quote, theater critic Juda Löb Baruch already knew two hundred years ago: "Humor is not a gift of the spirit, but a gift of the heart".

Tip: Text as PDF (please read the instructions!) Download or for a little more Book on the topic with discount or eCourse book. Actions or news via Newsletter!


Text as PDF, book or eCourse on the topic or personal advice


Offline download: Download this text as PDF - Read usage rights, Because we do not automatically submit the title of this text for privacy reasons: When buying in "interests" the title register if support is needed. After buying text exclusively Download at this URL (please save). Or for a little more directly an entire book or eCourse with this text buy, read on.

3,99 Book now



Your eCourse on Demand: Choose your personal eCourse on this or another desired topic, As a PDF download. Up to 30 lessons with each 4 learning task + final lesson. Please enter the title under "interests". Alternatively, we are happy to put together your course for you or offer you a personal regular eMailCourse including supervision and certificate - all further information!

19,99 Book now


Consultant packages: You want to increase your reach or address applicants as an employer? For these and other topics we offer special Consultant packages (overview) - For example, a personal phone call (price is per hour).

179,99 Book now


occupations pictures

You want to comment here? Please the Debate Rules comply, contributions must be unlocked. Your eMailAddress remains secret. More information on the use of your data and how you can counter this can be found in our Privacy Policy.

  1. To follow debate on this post
  2. All debates follow

Post a Comment

Your eMail address will not be published. Required fields are marked with * .

JaI would like to be regularly informed about the latest promotions & offers Newsletter be informed.

I hereby accept the Debate Rules and the Privacy policy with the possibility to contradict the use of my data at any time.