• Title: The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up
  • Author: Adrian Gostick Scott Christopher
  • ISBN: 9780470195888
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Levity Effect Why It Pays to Lighten Up The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business Science proves it fun is good for business Based on ten years of extensive research the authors argu
    The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business Science proves it fun is good for business Based on ten years of extensive research, the authors argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom line benefits of leading with levity With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor inThe Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business Science proves it fun is good for business Based on ten years of extensive research, the authors argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom line benefits of leading with levity With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor in the workplace will help you communicate messages, build camaraderie, and encourage creativity for a better workplace and bigger profits.

    One Reply to “The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up”

    1. Very interesting listen this was my first audio book. I found the underlying principal of the book obvious once it had been pointed out. As the head of a small team who work very hard and well together and who are very successful at what we do, I was surprised to discover just how important our humorous approach to almost everything could be. I don’t think there is another team in our organisation which works harder, set itself higher targets and continually strives to improve their service in [...]

    2. A light readThe idea of the topic is fun, but it us not really worth a whole book. I got the idea quickly, and the rest was redundant. Some of the jokes were funny, but the overall writing still is too verbose.

    3. This book promotes having fun and work, and offers up the research to support its platform. The authors show how the right kind of levity can increase productivity, improve communication, foster creativity, increase trust, have a positive effect on health, and better the bottom line. To get you started down the road to fun, the authors also provide some ideas on ideas that have worked. The ideas come from real-life examples and while not all are appropriate for all workplaces, there should be so [...]

    4. A reasonable argument for levity in the workplace is offered however it seemed that there was a thin line between actual wit/lightheartedness and just plain acting goofy. I purchased this book after my doctoral committee chair worried that I would use too much humor when defending my qualification examsbut I couldn't help it ;) Lets just say I hope my leadership career turns out better. The big problems about this book is example after example of people acting crazy in the workplace and little t [...]

    5. This was another book I listened to on CD. It was directed to corporatelife, with case studies and research on some major corporations. Itdoes show that a "lighter" approach in the work environment leads togreater production. I'm all for "fun" in every part of life, but therewas not enough application for this book to be all that helpful in mynon-corporate life.

    6. It is about how lightness effect on the organisational performance and tips to develop the levity with practical application.I really like" chapter 4: Levity Effect - Respect: In You They Trust" because I didn't know that genuineness comes before the fun.

    7. Reads like a Gladwell book. One basic idea pounded over and over again with examples and statistics. Humor in the writing seemed forced, like they had to make it funny because they were writing about levity.

    8. This was more like a 2.8, but I couldn't find it in me to round up. Basically, people who enjoy their jobs perform better. Fit that into your culture. Ok, I agree. If filled my time while my flight was delayed.

    9. Good business book with suggestions on including levity in your leadership style. Good research and experiences shared on how levity improves employee satisfaction, employee retention, and customer satisfaction.

    10. For a business book, this was great. It's all about the need for fun and humor in the workplace. It made me feel good, since we're already fostering that at the library where I work. Both practical and light-hearted.

    11. Not that this matters, but the author is flamingly LDS. The wit was great and he offered lots of ideas to make work fun.

    12. The book gives ideas for lightening up the workplace. Some of the ideas were good and others were silly.

    13. Anyone who supervises even one person should read this book. Like I always say, If you're not having fun ~ you're doing it wrong.

    14. A should-read book on change management for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.

    15. Offers backing for the idea that levity and lightening up in the workplace is good for everyone. Both research, and examples/suggestions are provided.

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