Humor Predicts Criterion within Organizations: The State and Mechanism

[Speaker] Li, Yingwu:1
[Co-author] Wei, Minyuan:1
1:Renmin University of China (China (People's Republic of China))

Humor refers to any amusing communications that produce positive emotions and cognitions in the individual, group, or organization. Humor could not only reduce the work pressure of the staff, reduce the interpersonal conflicts but also improve the organization performance. Building on multilevel organizational approach, this study summarized the concepts, measurements and theories of humor in the workplace. We also describe the influence of humor on the organization from three aspects of the relationship between organizational humor and occupational health, the prediction mechanism of job performance and the humorous style of leaders. Finally, we concluded with an agenda for future research on humor in the workplace.
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