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‘Calm down!’ ‘Relax!’ Words of wisdom that truly ‘irritate.’

Workplace happiness depends on laughter, so ‘lighten up, Francis!’  It’s #NationalTellAJokeDay

TUCSON, Arizona, (August 16, 2017) – How many times has someone told you to ‘reign it in.  Don’t let yourself get so wound up’ at work?  The office can be your center of stress, and here’s the rub.  Work truly is ‘what you make of it.’

Countless people write about workplace humor, including Forbes magazine.  The idea is that peace of mind and a general sense of contentment have everything to do with workplace culture.

“Attitude within an organization is palpable,” said Focus HR, Inc’s Chief Operating Officer, Greg Stutz. “We see time and time again where an organization loses touch with its employees through its tireless push of a stagnant agenda. Keeping attitudes fresh and light, even through dry subject matter, not only helps to promote a fun and desirable workplace, but also pays dividends with retention.”

If on-the-job happiness isn’t enough?  There’s also evidence that joking around is good for your physical health.

“When you start to laugh, it doesn’t just lighten your load mentally,” wrote the Mayo Clinic.  “It actually induces physical changes in your body… (stimulating organs, relieving stress responses, soothing tension)…  Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. In contrast, positive thoughts can actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially more-serious illnesses.”

So tell a joke, but keep it business professional.  Common sense is key.  And, if you don’t know any one-liners, share this link through social media.  It’ll be your good deed for the day!

#NationalTellAJokeDay  #FocusHRInc. #YOLO

About Focus HR, Inc.

Focus HR, Inc. is a woman-owned human resource services provider established in 2003.  The FOCUS team of specialists offers a suite of business solutions in 29 states and the District of Columbia.  Services include payroll, benefits administration (e.g. employee health insurance & 401K retirement plans,) workers’ compensation, and compliance protection.  Protecting People and Performance with Principles is the Focus HR, Inc. way.

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