Lighten up with funny door signs!
As comedians Monty Python observed in one of their songs, "If life seems jolly rotten/There's something you've forgotten/And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing." We could all use a chuckle every now and then — levity goes with the workplace like baked beans with Spam, and there are times when it's crucial to communicating with our peers.
According to management expert Chris Roberts, interviewed by Bloomberg Business week, humor can fulfill a number of critical functions at work. It can convey messages that are difficult to convey in other ways — so when an employee needles a boss a little, the boss might want to think about how they've just been given a cue to change some aspect of their management style.
Funny signs can help us giggle our way into a room —which is important if whoever works there benefits from a relaxed, confident clientele. Door signs can also remind people gently to clean up after themselves or to be responsible with shared spaces.
In these pages, we'll share some ideas about how to use funny door signs at your workplace.