Andrew Tarvin | Devoxx

Devoxx UK 2019
from Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May 2019.

Andrew Tarvin is the world’s first Humor Engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He has worked with thousands of people at 250+ organizations, including P&G, Microsoft, and the FBI. Andrew is a best-selling author, has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and TEDx, and has delivered programs in 50 states, 22 countries, and 6 continents. He loves the color orange and is obsessed with chocolate.

See also https://www.humorthatworks.com

Humour That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work

Keynote

The world has become obsessed with efficiency. Businesses are looking to do more with less, 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.

But it turns out there’s a missing skill they don’t teach in business school that can use those emotions to increase effectiveness: humour. When people proactively find ways to enjoy what they do, they’re 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.

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