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The ACE of Soft Skills: Attitude, Communication and Etiquette for Success by Mahadevan Ramesh, Gopalaswamy Ramesh

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The Role of Humour in the Workplace

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers; and once you find laughter, no matter how painful the situation might be, you can survive it.”

 

– Bill Cosby

Humour is such a primitive mental faculty that we are practically born with it. As we grow up, our sense of humour also evolves and becomes a significant part of our identity. Irrespective of our personality type, we all believe that we have a fine taste for humour and that we can spot a good joke from miles away. We all fall for good humour and let it entertain and charm us. Not only do we recognize and respond to humour, we also generate it in various forms—right from a funny, off-the-cuff remark to playfulness to elaborate ...

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