Research has shown that the health benefits of laughter are far-ranging. While more studies need to be done, studies so far have shown that laughter can help relieve …
The Power of Laughter–Steve Mazan TED Talk
Steve Mazan’s 2nd TED Talk. From TEDx event in San Jose, titled that day as “Something to Laugh at”… also titled “The Power of Laughter.” Steve discusses t…
We laughed so fricken hard that day, my lungs hurt. It felt SO good. Sometimes, nothing beats acting completely silly, off-the-chain ridiculous, and just kind of stupid simply because you can. I needed that day.
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Alexander Kjerulf, chief happiness officer and founder of Woohoo inc (based in Denmark) says that happiness is the “ultimate productivity booster,” because happy people: work better with others;
Excellent study on the “Effect of Workplace Laughter Groups on Personal Efficacy Beliefs“
This study measured the impact of a purposeful aerobic laughter on
employees’ sense of self-efficacy in the workplace. Participants met for 15-minute sessions on 15 consecutive workdays and engaged in a guided program of non-humor dependent laughter. The outcome measure was a significant increase in several different aspects of self-efficacy, including self-regulation, optimism, positive emotions, and social identification, and they maintained these gains at follow-up.
“Purposeful laughter is a realistic, sustainable, and generalizable intervention that enhances employees’ morale, resilience, and personal efficacy beliefs!”