Published: 09 Oct 2018

'Humour that Works' - the missing skill for achieving success at work

Master Speaker Series: 6pm | Tuesday 16 October | Blanicka 001 and 002

The world has become obsessed with efficiency. Everyone is looking to do more with less, students and employees are scrambling just to keep up, and every human on the planet is “busy.” The problem is that you can’t be efficient with humans, because they have 'emotions' and 'feelings.' And in a knowledge economy, those emotions impact our ability to do work.
 
Andrew Tarvin
But it turns out there’s a missing skill they don’t teach in 
college that can use those emotions to increase effectiveness: humour. When people proactively find ways to enjoy what they do, their productivity increases, engagement soars, and turnover drops. In this talk, Andrew Tarvin, the world’s first 'Humor Engineer', reverse-engineers the process of using humour to get better results while having more fun. You’ll learn the mindset required to use humour, the tenets of humour that anyone can learn, and leave with actionable steps to implement immediately.
 
About the speaker
 
Andrew Tarvin describes himself as 'the world's first Humor Engineer', teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with more than 35,000 people at hundreds of organizations, including Microsoft, Sanofi, and the FBI. Combining his background as a project manager at Procter & Gamble with his experience as a comedian, Andrew reverse-engineers the skill of humour in a way that is practical, actionable, and gets results in the workplace.
 
He is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and FastCompany, and his TEDx talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He has delivered programs in 50 states, 20 countries, and 1 Planet (Earth). He loves the colour orange and is obsessed with chocolate.