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Fun and games? The pragmatics of workplace humour

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conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by B Plester
This paper presents research exploring the relationship between organisational culture and humour inside four New Zealand companies. A theme emerged from the data indicating that fun was a concept encouraged and valued in each of the companies. In the studied organisations fun was not only supported but also marketed as a key feature of the company both within the organisation itself, as well and externally in their own industries. The findings suggested that there were positive and negative impacts and outcomes arising from the seemingly positive strategy of promoting fun at work. This paper discusses these findings and their significance to the workplace participants and concludes with implications for research and practice in relation to fun, humour and workplace culture.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Kennedy J; Di Milia V

Parent Title

Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM Conference [electronic resource] : Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities

Start Page

1

End Page

17

Number of Pages

17

Start Date

01/01/2006

ISBN-10

1921047348

Location

Yeppoon, Qld.

Publisher

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

Place of Publication

Lindfield, NSW

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International conference

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