International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

A Contextual Model on the Role of Management in Fostering Humor at Work
Hadi S. S. Al Obthani, Rozeyta B. Omar, `Norhani B. Bakri

This article discusses the exertion of humor at work from the managerial perspective where it was deem-accepted that humor was avoided in organizations because managers do not like it. Thus, reasons were outlaid from relevant literature and discussed for such hindrance. It was found that the real generators for humor at work are the management itself. It was also sensed that the functionality of humor at the workplace follows a pattern for which a contextual model was presented. These findings steer future research attempts on the usage of humor in the work environment given the usage purposes and styles.

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