Here are 5 reasons why a sense of humour can help you succeed in business.
When it comes down to it, a sense of humour is really a fundamentally necessary quality. A person who can laugh at themselves is more likely to be successful in business and life in general.
- YOU MAKE LESS MISTAKES
People who laugh at themselves are found to make less mistakes and if they do make a mistake, they are able to recover quicker. Research over the past 25 years has discovered that being able to laugh at yourself makes you more resilient, and that in turn leads to greater success in business.
- YOU ARE MORE TOLERANT
Having the ability to laugh at themselves makes people more tolerant of others. In business, owners are more forgiving of their employee’s mistakes and often focus on the positives they bring to the business rather than the negatives. This results in employees being less anxious around the boss, which means fewer mistakes and ultimately a thriving business.
- YOUR CUSTOMERS FEEL HAPPY TOO
Humour is noticed by customers too. When they walk through the door into a lighthearted environment, they will feel happy, want to be around more, and guess what? Happier customers are more likely to spend more money!
- INCREASE STAFF MORALE
Everyone enjoys working for someone who can laugh. So, besides being more relaxed and making less mistakes, happy employees will naturally work harder to please their boss. Something as simple as laughter can increase an employees’ morale.
- GIVE CREATIVITY A BOOST!
Humour feeds creativity. It has a way of opening people up to new possibilities by freeing their minds and triggering new ideas. So, when you get to work tomorrow, laugh together with your team because you never know when, where or how the next great business idea will materialize.
“Laugh as much as possible, always laugh. It’s the sweetest thing one can do for oneself & one’s fellow human beings.” – Maya Angelou
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