Humor In Business Management
Emotional Intelligence plays an important role. The central place of humor in life makes it possible to use its precise emotional expression, as expressed in daily cartoons, for business training.
The progress in computers simulators enables the good businessman to simulate all his routines before he goes to the business work. He has the opportunity to concentrate on the non computerized human expressions in business. These are: customer service, work relationships, safety issues, self improvement and so on.
Any dealing with the human capital is an obligation to deal with emotions. Emotions volumes cannot be measured precisely, contrary to cognitive or physical volumes. The reason is that emotions expand all the time. It gives them their unique attribute: The human ability to be empathic.
We can measure exactly sales volume, I.Q. or weight lifting, but not the intensity of love and hate. For example: Questionnaires about satisfaction from a boss or a product give only limited answers. This leaves the business leader exposed to mistakes of emotional intelligence.
Large part of the business continuity, from the morning meetings through the motivation papers and finally with the private learning in the evening, is dedicated to practice on human resources. The amount of humor in it is small compared to ordinary life. While daily life is a continuous effort for laugher, business life is a cooperated effort for making life more serious.
There is nothing better then the sense of humor, the best known therapy for the soul, for the illumination of the human factor. Humor is derived directly from an overloaded mind which seeks to facilitate the feelings it faces with others.
The definition of humor is: Emotions made precise.
Every business negotiation is also a transaction of emotions. These are accurate emotions, purified through the long bargaining process. After a deal is closed, there is a mutual sense of emotional relief between the negotiating sides. When this sense of relief fades away, It create a by product in the form of a lightness of the spirit, a sense of humor.
The precision of humor makes it suitable for the businessmen training. There is a use for humor in all aspects of business communication. But Business fun is not as simple as it looks like. It demands professionalism both in humor and in business. It has to be precise. Otherwise there is a danger of getting out of focus. Laser precision is part of any humor. If the target is missed, the damage is big.
One medium of humor, the cartoon, is more suitable for the business office. The Visual aspect of the cartoon makes it easy to grasp the content. It affords a visual relaxation in the visually intensive business world.
There are few Daily Cartoon series that deals directly with the business work. One of them is The Daily Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen. It usually shows a sophisticated and delicate situation, which is the result of ordinary human behavior. The situation is mainly a very sharp event regarding money. The elusive world of money making motives finds here its accurate, funny representation.
The characters serve just as a mean for clarification. The subject is not a certain character with unique attributes, but a situation with a familiar background.
The reliance on practical situations makes the Daily Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen a favorable choice for the business world. Anybody can sympathize with a situation which was represented before him in a cartoon. If we shall apply it on a daily basis, we shall laugh all the way to the bank. To do so, we need a closer focus on business stories.
There is a huge need for sophisticated cartoons in all that is concerned with human resources. The greater part of Glasbergen’s cartoons is about the modern business environment: Computers and Internet, management and workers, decision making and ethics, and so on. In addition, there are many cartoons which contain ideas and advice regarding other aspects of life: Health, family, self improvement and more. The cartoons cover with precision almost any field with a very positive affect.
Cartoons are the best way for introducing emotional intelligence for businessmen. It is a business training technique which should be implemented to the infrastructure of business processes.