Have you ever noticed how a good laugh at work improves the mood and team spirit, boosts your energy, and defuses tension? According to our survey with 2,000+ respondents from different industries, a good mood helps 56.9% of employees to be more efficient. Last week marked the release of a whole book devoted to the importance of fun and humor in project management. Since Wrike always strives to make your work process as efficient and stress-free as possible, we liked the book’s idea so much and supported the publication with pleasure.
The author’s name should sound familiar to many of you. Yes, it is that guy who shared the secrets of getting more done by working less in “The Lazy Project Manager,” the book that we included in our top five favorite PM books. With more than 30 years of project management experience behind him, Peter Taylor knows how to find creative, non-conventional ways to achieve project success. In “The Project Manager Who Smiled,” he talks about a witty approach to improve project performance. It is humor, and that is not a joke : )
The core idea of the book is that a sense of humor and some fun can help workers cope with tight deadlines and budgets, schedule conflicts, and other professional challenges. “The Project Manager Who Smiled” contains a whole bunch of sparkling professional jokes, inspirational quotes and anecdotes. For instance, have you heard that “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail?”
But even more interesting, in addition to raising your spirits, this book also is a great source of practical project ideas. Various project managers contributed real-life stories from their own experience, explaining how their organizations and projects benefited from injecting some humor into their work.
Surprise, surprise! Win a free e-copy of the book!
How does humor help you and your team at work? Do you have some favorite joke or your own story of leveraging humor for project success? Share them with us in the comments, make us smile, and we will make you smile in return. The authors of the best stories will get free e-copies of “The Project Manager Who Smiled.”