Managerial Humor as a Tool for Impacting Employees’ Emotions

  • Nilupama WijewardenaEmail author
  • Ramanie Samaratunge
  • Charmine Härtel


This Chapter examines managerial humor and its impact on employees' emotions and psychological resources at work. The literature on humor, emotions and Positive Organizational Behavior is reviewed to develop propositions on how managers can intentionally use humor to bring about positive emotions in employees and build-up their psychological resources. The Chapter also explores the dark side of humor where humor is used to harm and belittle organizational members.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilupama Wijewardena
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ramanie Samaratunge
    • 2
  • Charmine Härtel
    • 3
  1. 1.RMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia
  3. 3.University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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