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I understand that sometimes the culture you work in doesn’t consist of the funniest of activities (probably most of the time) but I do know how important it is to laugh.

Think back to the last time you had a belly laugh that stoped you breathing or was so funny it made your cheeks hurt… how good did that make you feel? Well funnily enough (pardon the pun) it is this feeling and mindset that will make you more successful than you ever have been.

It’s truly amazing what laughing can do for the body. That “feel good” feeling is like a natural Panadol; Fast, effective, temporary relief of pain and discomfort. Laughter is to the body what a grease and oil change is to a car – if we don’t grease our internals with laughter and oil our souls with fun attitudes, we seize up and conk out.

You might ask yourself “how is laughing going to make me successful?” When people are laughing they think more clearly, have an increased intellectual performance and information retention.

Build a team culture that can laugh together, play together and is creative together and you will have a winning team no matter what you are trying to achieve.

There are a number of different approaches you can take to move into this frame of mind; the important part is discovering what is going to work best for your team. To create a successful team culture that laughs together you need a holistic way of thinking and a long term plan. Make a conscious effort to deliver a consistency that meets and grows the particular culture you are attempting to build.

Events can significantly influence a company’s culture and with businesses labelling their culture as the difference between success and failure it is important that the events industry continues to develop a long term companywide approach with their clients.

‘We don’t stop laughing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop laughing!’

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