Several years ago as changes to Bill 168 on Workplace Violence was being rolled in here in Ontario, Canada I delivered numerous sessions to trainers and other professionals around what's appropriate and what's not. Humor was a big topic and to most attendees it was felt that it was an area that raised more red flags than not.
Take note of how humor is showing up in your workplace. It is inclusive? Does it offend any one on the team? As leaders we have a responsibility to ensure that everyone does feel safe and welcomed. Joking and humor can sometimes stretch the line on this, and as leaders team members will be looking for us to step in and address issues when the boundaries have been stretched too far.
Have a great start to the week,
Jennifer Britton, MES, PCC, CPT
Potentials Realized - Leadership and Team Development, Coaching, Retreats
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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