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Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This project focuses on the fundamental aspects of creativity and its relationship to humor in the workplace. Since employees spend about one-third of their waking hours at work it has been shown that humor and play can be beneficial in the work environment. In the first section entitled Discovering, my philosophical views unfold as it relates to creativity. This foundation is crucial in understanding how the person can positively influence their creative environment. This philosophical review moves into the sections entitled Recognizing and Humor Style. These sections review current trends and research around humor in the workplace. In the concluding chapters, Application and Observation, discussion revolves around how the area of interest is put into action. My personal workplace is filled with humor and playfulness and this is beneficial to my colleagues, superiors and me.