A good laugh

2013-11-08

"We can all probably agree that feeling good at your workplace is important. But it is also important to actually laugh when you work," according to psychologist Lena Dur Högnelid.

We at Kinnarps know the importance of the working environment and this can be seen in our functional and aesthetical furniture. Yet good design alone does not make people happy at work, there is also a need for so-called systematic and strategic efforts to raise happiness levels at work. This rather cumbersome description reveals the importance of laughter at work. According to the psychologist Lena Dur Högnelid, who works in this field, laughter has a positive effect on creativity, relieving stress and coping with difficult situations. A good bout of laughter is also a workout. Time perhaps to introduce fun breaks at work?