5. Humor as a Human Resource Tool in Organizations

  1. Jonathan Houdmont4,
  2. Stavroula Leka4 and
  3. Robert R. Sinclair5
  1. Josje Dikkers1,
  2. Sibe Doosje2 and
  3. Annet de Lange3

Published Online: 29 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119942849.ch5

Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2

Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2

How to Cite

Dikkers, J., Doosje, S. and de Lange, A. (2012) Humor as a Human Resource Tool in Organizations, in Contemporary Occupational Health Psychology: Global Perspectives on Research and Practice, Volume 2 (eds J. Houdmont, S. Leka and R. R. Sinclair), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119942849.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Institute of Work, Health and Organisations (IWHO), University of Nottingham, UK

  2. 5

    Clemson University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119971047

Online ISBN: 9781119942849

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Keywords:

  • humor, as a human resource tool in organizations;
  • production and consumption of humor;
  • core asset of organizations;
  • applying humor, in organizational settings;
  • individual sense of humor, outcomes;
  • four humor styles;
  • work group, organizational humor use, outcomes;
  • organizational humor model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Conceptualization: The Egg Model

  • Individual Sense of Humor and Outcomes (Micro-Level)

  • Work Group and Organizational Humor Use and Outcomes (Meso-Level)

  • Humor Use in the Broader Arena (Macro-Level)

  • Assessment and Intervention

  • Discussion and Conclusion

  • References