If my time in recruitment has taught me one thing, it's that if you don't get on with the people you work with, you won't get on in your job. Team fit is more often than not the most important thing for any hire. And of course matching personalities can be so much harder than matching skills to a brief.
But... when you find a business, a team, a hiring manager that just gets you and you just get them, it's one of the greatest things and also one of the best ways to increase productivity! A happy workforce is a successful workforce after all!
I have the pleasure of coming to work every day and working with a fantastic - and hilarious - group of people and I feel all the better at my job for it!
Recent research shows that humor is a powerful tool that can burnish our image and build a stronger, more effective workplace. Teams communicate better and work better together when they tell jokes. Co-workers who make each other laugh are more likely to support each other and get better about solving problems—in short, more productive.