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Channel News Asia: Being funny at work can be good for your career

Humour can be beneficial at work, according to research co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School, but there are significant differences on how men and women use it. Professor Sucheta Nadkarni, director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, and Vanessa Marcié, alumna of the Executive MBA programme (EMBA 2016), surveyed around 100 mid- and senior-level executives in different sectors. The research found that men are happy to joke with their boss while a majority of women avoided humour altogether.