Using Humor to Promote Employees’ Positive Emotions

  • Nilupama WijewardenaEmail author
  • Ramanie Samaratunge
  • Charmine Härtel


Humor is both ambiguous and complex making it difficult for managers to intentionally use. This Chapter provides the conditions/prerequisites along with recommendations on how managers can use humor effectively at work to bring about positive emotional reactions in employees. The Chapter also provides a future research agenda on humor in the workplace.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilupama Wijewardena
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ramanie Samaratunge
    • 2
  • Charmine Härtel
    • 3
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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