The Use of Humor in Employee-to-Employee Workplace Communication:A Systematic Review With Thematic Synthesis

Taylor, Stephen and Simpson, Jane and Hardy, Claire (2022) The Use of Humor in Employee-to-Employee Workplace Communication:A Systematic Review With Thematic Synthesis. International Journal of Business Communication. ISSN 2329-4884

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Abstract

The aim of this systematic review was to develop a thematic synthesis of existing qualitative studies to explore the use of humor in employee-to-employee workplace communication and provide a greater understanding of this area of research through the experiences of employees. A number of databases were searched using key terms and papers were selected using pre-specified criteria. The thematic synthesis approach of Thomas and Harden was used to review the final 23 papers. The findings from the thematic synthesis resulted in four temporal themes that described how humor was utilized during an employee’s organizational transition: (1) initiation into organizational humor, (2) joining a “tribe”—in-groups and out-groups, (3) exerting influence—humor as power, and (4) using the safety valve—humor to relieve tension. The temporal themes described in this study crossed organizational and cultural divides, where humor formed an essential part of work-based dialog

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Journal Article
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International Journal of Business Communication
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01 Feb 2022 10:20
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