As a humor expert, nurse, and professional speaker, I’m fortunate to spend a lot of time talking with professionals and managers from every industry imaginable. One scenario comes up time and time again: “Our team is being asked to do more with less resources, fewer personnel, a smaller budget, and a shorter timeline — while still keeping morale up! How do we make this happen?!”
One scenario comes up time and time again: “Our team is being asked to do more with less resources…”
To survive the work climate today, you need a number of tools in your professional tool belt. But one tool that is often overlooked is humor. (Here’s a secret for you: Humor is power!) Humor can help you motivate your team, improve morale, and even improve their health!
There are a number of immediate physical and emotional benefits that come with laughter. Your people will experience the following when they are exposed to regular doses of positive humor:
1. Reduced stress levels
2. Healthier blood pressure levels
3. Achieve better blood sugar control
4. Better circulation
This results in a team that’s more energetic, creative, and emotionally resilient — all really good things when you’re trying to do more with less.
“Laughter allows us to gain new perspectives on situations.”
It’s important to recognize that the best, most authentic humor comes directly out of areas where people experience pain and discomfort. Really! Being able to acknowledge and laugh about the challenges of doing more with less strengthens the bond among team members. Humor also introduces an element of flexibility into your thought process. Laughter allows us to gain new perspectives on situations.
Changing your frame of reference is often exactly what is needed to spur the creative thinking necessary for teams navigating areas where they may be facing a resource shortage. Whether you’ve got to stretch a budget, increase personnel hours, or decrease the number of paper clips available to keep the office running smoothly, humor helps.
Karyn Buxman is a keynote speaker, nurse and funny lady who delivers insights cleverly disguised as humor. She shares with folks from the world of healthcare how to think with an amazed & amused mind, how to love with an amazed & amused heart, and how to live with an amazed & amused spirit. She’s seriously funny when she talks about success and significance and she’s committed to humor for health and profitability.
To fill your prescription of humor, order a keynote presentation of Karyn Buxman from Eagles Talent Speakers Bureau. Call 1-800-345-5607 or contact us here.
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