Managers who hear their employees laughing may be angry at the lack of discipline, art the lack of concentration, at the lack of serious effort.
Yet, laughter serves a variety of purposes in a work situation.
It is a good de-stresser, reducing anxiety , worry and tension.
It serves to bring people together, helping team bonding.
It helps create a relaxed atmosphere in which innovation is more likely to thrive.
It acts as a mindfulness agent, anchoring people in the present in the moment.
Sp, find ways to make your staff laugh, not all day of course, but for odd moments when the laughter can do its job, cementing your team around the task in hand but relieving any pressure they feel.