Finding humor in daily moments will lighten any load. The funniest things are rooted in simple and undeniable truths; I suspect that’s why the internet is so alive with memes of all sorts and people still enjoy comics. My favorites offer clever and humorous looks at real-life moments. It’s our human connection to the underlying truth of the message that makes it funny business.
In a business context, well-placed humor can ease tension and focus teamwork. Humor creates a pleasant pause in the unending flow of work to be accomplished and simply makes doing the work more fun. It’s a variation of what it means to “whistle while you work” because it introduces an element of joy to meetings and presentations.
It isn’t funny business, however, if the story or joke is in poor taste or offered up at the expense of another person. The fact that others may laugh doesn’t make hurting others funny business. Mean-spirited “jokes” do not qualify.
At the heart of funny business is not taking yourself too seriously. It’s tough to laugh with a furrowed brow! My wish for you is that each day brings a moment of lightness, which brightens the path ahead. If you’ve got some funny business to share, I’d love to hear from you.