Know the Limits of Practical Jokes in the Workplace
Now more than ever, we need humor at work to lift our spirits and to keep the creative juices flowing. Anyone who has watched an episode of The Office knows the value — and danger — of workplace practical jokes. Before you place that dollop of fryer grease into a co-workers clog, follow these parameters to keep your jokes fun and harmless:
- Choose your target. Make sure it’s someone who is in a secure position and has a good sense of humor. Don’t pick anyone too sensitive or overly earnest.
- Keep the joke to a day. No one should go home without being “in on the joke.”
- Avoid anything mean-spirited. Keep the joke light and fun.
Do you have any fun kitchen pranks you’d like to share? Feel free to add them in the comment section below.