Wanted: Humor in the workplace

Buhler, Patricia
July 1991
Supervision;Jul1991, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p21
Trade Publication
Discusses the key importance of humor to people and organizational management. Responsibilities that managers should take in utilizing it; Differences between positive and negative humor; Caution on its overuse.


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