Saturday, May 09, 2009

Playfulness Promotes Productivity

Do you have a humor bulletin board at your workplace? David B. Posen, MD, recommends one. He says that humor reduces stress and builds creativity. He spoke to the British Columbia Association Of Broadcasters' convention yesterday and says he spotted this on the wall at a hospital:
"Due to cutbacks, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice."

One fun exercise he led us all through: brainstorm as a group a new punch line to a well-worn setup. The BCAB group, he said, came up with more good ones than he had ever experienced before, which shows what happens when you get a room full of radio and TV people together. Maybe you had to be there to fully get this one, but it made me laugh: "My hometown is so small that...... (wait for it) the CRTC only granted three licenses there."

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