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The effect of leader and follower humor on leader, team and meeting effectiveness

Hoendervoogt, Sabine (2015) The effect of leader and follower humor on leader, team and meeting effectiveness.

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Abstract:This paper examines the relationship between follower and leader humor and leader, team and meeting effectiveness. The goal of this study was to find out if leader and follower humor have different effects on leader, team and meeting effectiveness, and if leader humor stimulates follower humor. We used a video-observation method to monitor behaviors of 29 leaders and 405 followers during staff meetings of a large Dutch public sector organization. Surveys were used to measure followers’ perceptions of leader, team and meeting effectiveness. The results showed a significant correlation meaning that follower humor has a positive effect on leader effectiveness. Moreover, two almost significant relationships have been found between follower humor and leader humor, and between follower humor and meeting effectiveness. These findings are being discussed at the end of the paper.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/67427
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