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2. February 2022

Join us on 2 March for an inspiring public lecture and discussion with Prof. Dr. Jamie Gloor from the University of St. Gallen on "Why the future of work is funny". We may all feel a sense of relief after a good joke and a laugh, whether it’s at work, at home, or with friends. And it’s easy to take workplace humor lightly—something that just makes work a little more fun. But, given the power of humor—particularly in tricky situations (and after these tricky years we've had)—I’ll highlight 3 evidence-based ideas about why humor has evolved from a “nice to have” into a “need to have” skill for the future of work and leadership. Despite the rise of AI and AI-powered robots—or perhaps even because of this—“human” skills such as communication, collaboration, and humor are more important than ever. So, while honesty may (still) be the best policy, I'll explain why when the truth is tricky to acknowledge, define, or discuss, a little humor can go a long way.  This event is part of the DSI spring lecture series "The Future of Work".

2 March, 2022
Why the future of work is funny

Prof. Dr. Jamie L. Gloor, PhD
Prof. Dr. Jamie Gloor
Assistant Professor for Diversity and Leadership Science, University of St. Gallen

Chaired by Lauren Howe, Assistant Professor in Management, University of Zurich 

DSI Event room SOC-E-010
Rämistrasse 69, Zurich

5.45 to 7.15 pm

On-site child-care is available on prior demand:

Entrance free of charge

Programme FS 2022