25 Office Jokes to Keep Your Staff Smiling and De-Compress

As we turn the page for 2020, we enter 2021 with a lot off uncertainty and this un-expected stress to our lives needs to be diffused, perhaps with a good joke. In a book written by Andrew Tarvin, “Humor that Works” a Humor Engineer, he shows how humor can be used as management tool to help out stressed out employees. 

When asked why humor is so important in the workplace, Andrew (or Tarvin) says, “Not only does humour make your work more fun, it also helps you do it better. People who use humour in the workplace are more productive, less stressed, and happier. I’d say that’s reason enough to add some levity.”

Here is a quote from one of their clients the Red Cross on how it has worked with disaster relief workers.

“The evidence is irrefutable: Humor has improved my humanitarian work. Thanks to Drew Tarvin’s seriously fun approach, I can bring science and innovation to overburdened disaster managers and the vulnerable communities they serve, in memorable and surprisingly effective ways. Humor That Works is about designing and deploying smart communication – effective and evidence-based, well beyond mere entertainment. Drew helps us understand that there is a process to harnessing humor in your workplace.” Pablo Suarez, Red Cross, Red Crescent Climate Centre

Andrew Tarvin has delivered talks to more than 500 organizations, including the UN, IBM, and P&G. His TEDx talk has been viewed more than 8 million times

To get you rolling we pulled out 25 jokes they have created to share with your co-workers to get you going…..

  • Some people say the glass is half full. Some people say the glass is half empty. Engineers say the glass is twice as big as necessary.
  • My boss says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.
  • The reason we “nod off to sleep” is so it looks like we’re just emphatically agreeing with everything when we’re in a boring meeting.
  • Team work is important; it helps to put the blame on someone else.
  • I’m great at multitasking. I can waste time, be unproductive, and procrastinate all at once.
  • I always tell new hires, don’t think of me as your boss, think of me as a friend who can fire you.
  • The proper way to use a stress ball is to throw it at the last person to upset you.
  • I get plenty of exercise – jumping to conclusions, pushing my luck, and dodging deadlines.
  • Feeling stressed out? Make a nice cup of hot tea and then spill it in the lap of whoever’s bugging you.
  • If it wasn’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
  • To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
  • To err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.
  • A man can do more than he thinks he can, but he usually does less than he thinks he does.
  • Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
  • Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen.
  • You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
  • If you can stay calm while all around you is chaos, then you probably haven’t completely understood the situation.
  • The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
  • If you can’t convince them, confuse them.
  • Progress is made by lazy people looking for an easier way to do things.
  • My biggest professional ambition is to get a desk where no one can see my computer monitor but me.
  • Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness.
  • The human brain is a wonderful thing. It starts working the moment you are born, and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
  • I have a lot of jokes about unemployed people but none of them work.

Source: www.humorthatworks.com