In difficult organizational cultures where people struggle with alignment, passion and collaboration, business is serious. In these cultures I can be in meeting after meeting that lacks any semblance of humor. People are serious about their seriousness. Few realize that in this emotional climate, new ideas and meaningful connections don't have a chance for emergence or growth. It's a climate that instead grows suspicion, caution and criticism.
It's a call for anyone who has an active sense of humor to inject it anytime they can. It's a simple human fact that people get more done in an energy space of lightness than heaviness of dullness.