Increased productivity. High morale. Effective change management. Reduced workplace conflict, stress, and burnout. These aren't laughing matters — or are they? Most business leaders today completely overlook one of the most valuable tools available to them humor. Using dozens of examples and anecdotes, this book explores the connections between humor and creativity, teamwork, risk-taking, and effective communication. In addition to exploring the benefits of humor, the author also provides research-based explanations and answers to important questions like: — What is humor? — Why is it so closely related to creativity — How does it reduce stress? The book also includes exercises and tips to help you experience the benefits of humor for yourself, and will show you how to implement them in your work.