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Financial Times: Being funny at work is good for business


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

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