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LinkedIn Learning

Humor in the Workplace

via LinkedIn Learning


Bring the power of humor into your workplace to help collaboration and drive results.


  • Welcome
  • What's different about this course?
  • Humor in the workplace
  • Roles of humor in society
1. Why We Laugh
  • Surprise
  • Biology
  • Superiority
  • Psychoanalysis
2. Reasons for Humor
  • Humor as protection
  • Humor as a weapon
  • Humor as a connection
  • Humor as a spotlight
3. Humor Strategies
  • Shifting perspectives through humor
  • Releasing tension and other effects on the body
  • Making connections and coping with fear
  • Looking at humor and the four quadrants of well-being
4. Tips and Techniques
  • Using nonverbal humor
  • Expanding your humor skill set
  • Building your personal humor profile
  • Next steps

Taught by

Izzy Gesell


4.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

4.6 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 108 ratings

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    Colby Gull
    Izzy Gesell does a great job explaining how and when to use humor in the workplace. He teaches some of the philosophy behind using humor and provides some thoughtful cautions to consider with humor.
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