Being able to laugh with your people is the best way to create better relationships. That’s according to a new report from officebroker.com that has found that the ability to laugh with a manager was the single most effective trait when fostering good relationships between staff and bosses.
Apparently 25% of employees said that a sense of humour was their most valued trait in a boss, followed by 20% who said trust and 14% said patience. Other favourable characteristics included fairness, open communication and honesty.
While sharing a joke with the boss was not mentioned as boosting job satisfaction it was cited as a way of relieving tension in the workplace which has got to be a good thing in helping create and maintain the culture that you want!
But before you start scrolling the internet for jokes and polishing up your stand up routine, do be warned, the concept of ‘sense of humour’ is interpretted by lots of people in lots of different ways!