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Survey of CFOs: Sense of Humor Critical for Fitting into Corporate Culture

Survey of CFOs: Sense of Humor Critical for Fitting into Corporate Culture

A new survey based on responses from more than 1,400 finance chiefs across the country found that one of the most important factors for employees fitting into the corporate culture is a sense of humor.

 

According to the survey, which was conducted by a staffing firm, 79 percent said this sense of humor was important for fitting into the culture, with 22 percent calling it "very important."

"Sometimes, a little levity goes a long way toward building rapport among colleagues and diffusing workplace tension," Max Messmer, chairman of the staffing firm and author of "Managing Your Career For Dummies," said in a release. "All work and no play can erode employee morale."

Messmer added that candidates interviewing for finance jobs should make sure to "let their personality shine" when meeting with prospective employers, as this can help them gauge how well they would fit into the office culture.

Fox Business reports giving employees a vested interest in the success of the company can also go a long way towards improving the corporate culture, as the individuals will know they have an opportunity to offer suggestions and make a difference in the business.