Tip #28: Create funny stuff
Make light of a situation to prevent it from becoming too “heavy.”
Use public humor – rather than public scolding or accusation – to make a point.
At my sister’s workplace, one department started losing pencils by the boatload! They didn’t know who was taking them, but every time someone in that department went to get a pencil, there were none to be found.
Rather than issuing a stern notice accusing people and warning everyone to stop “stealing” pencils from the department, a very creative member of their department had the idea, the talent and the knowledge to produce a funny e-mail that featured this image!
Be sure to notice the picture of how the pencils looked when they were taken, and an “FBI age-enhanced” photo of what they might look like today! You even have a number to contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Office Supplies: 1-800-YOU-CAN’T-BE-SERIOUS??
You never know who may have this same talent if you only look for ways to utilize it and make light of a potentially serious situation. By the way, the pencils stopped disappearing after this e-mail was distributed!
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Please leave your tips and suggestions for creating funny stuff that can make light of a tense situation.