A laugh a day is sure to keep the blues away: managers' use of humor and the construction and destruction of employees' resilience

Wijewardena, Nilupama, Hartel, Charmine E. J. and Samaratunge, Ramanie (2010). A laugh a day is sure to keep the blues away: managers' use of humor and the construction and destruction of employees' resilience. In Wilfred J. Zerbe, Charmine E. J. Härtel and Neal M. Ashkanasy (Ed.), Emotions and organizational dynamism (pp. 259-278) Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi:10.1108/S1746-9791(2010)0000006014

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Author Wijewardena, Nilupama
Hartel, Charmine E. J.
Samaratunge, Ramanie
Title of chapter A laugh a day is sure to keep the blues away: managers' use of humor and the construction and destruction of employees' resilience
Title of book Emotions and organizational dynamism
Place of Publication Bingley, United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1108/S1746-9791(2010)0000006014
Year available 2010
Series Research in Emotion in Organizations
ISBN 9780857241788
0857241788
9780857241771
085724177X
ISSN 1746-9791
Editor Wilfred J. Zerbe
Charmine E. J. Härtel
Neal M. Ashkanasy
Volume number 6
Chapter number 10
Start page 259
End page 278
Total pages 20
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The rapidly growing recognition of the importance of emotion in understanding all aspects of organizational life is facilitating the development of focused areas of scholarship. The articles in this volume represent a selection of the best papers presented at the seventh International Conference on Emotions and Organizational Life (which was held in Fontainebleau, France, in July 2008), complemented with invited chapters by leading scholars in the field.
The theme of this volume, Emotions and Organizational Dynamism, explores the role that emotion plays in such diverse organizational phenomena as entrepreneurship, change, service failure, and creativity. The study of emotions in organizations is broadening, with new phenomena being considered through the lens of emotions, and deepening, with theoretical approaches being refined and sharpened. The choice of theme of this volume reflects this tension. Organizations are dynamic, they change and they comprise elements that are constantly moving. They are simultaneously ordered and complicated and complex. Emotions help us understand this dynamism. As the chapters in this volume help us understand and appreciate, emotions are often an underlying energizing and motivating force. Examination of the role of emotions as precursors or mediators of change or innovation or creativity is therefore essential to being able to effectively manage this dynamism.


Keyword Emotions
Laughter
Humour
Management tool
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
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