The energy we bring into a room defines the quality of our engagements. Small amounts of levity allows people to show up authentically. In a professional setting it allows teams to be themselves while relieving tension, reducing stress and inspiring productivity.
By keeping it light a culture of confidence can be created. One where people are more likely to seize opportunities, share ideas, and genuinely care about the success of their companies. Helping people feel comfortable allows for greater personal satisfaction and improved collaboration. Positive energy is contagious.
A light-hearted approach helps people feel safe, and that safety can feel incredibly empowering.
Today, make a choice to bring some playfulness to your life and/or work. Notice where you can keep it light, then pay attention to how others respond to it. I guarantee a little laughter will go a long way.