Ha Ha!

Research: Cracking a Joke at Work Can Make You Seem More Competent

From HBR:

In our research, we hypothesized that a joke teller is perceived as more confident than people who don’t tell jokes. Additionally, we hypothesized that an individual who tells a failed joke may be viewed as less competent, especially if the joke is offensive. Finally, we hypothesized that if a successful joke teller experiences a boost in perceived confidence and competence, it would likely improve others’ perceptions of the joke teller’s status.”

No joke.

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