HUMOR IN BUSINESS -SEMINAR 6.11.2014 November’s most bracing event brought about 80 business people to Oulu Business Kitchen. The seminar was directed to anyone interested in using humor in developing businesses in their organizations. The event started right away with touch of humor: The event was hosted by Päivi Kuuva, a stand-up comedian and work well-being coach.
The seminar was directed to anyone interested in using humor in developing businesses in their organizations.
Juha Vidgrén Chairman of the board of Ponsse discussed the visibility of humor in the corporate culture and history of Ponsse. For example friendliness and fair play are a part of Ponsse’s mission.
The seminar was funded by Liikesivistysrahasto and Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics and organized by Oulu Business School and Oulu University of Applied Sciences.
Professor, consultant and researcher Liisa Välikangas from Aalto University and Svenska Handelshögskolan talked about fools, leadership and innovation. She pointed out that fools have been the most important counselors for monarchs’ trough time because they had the liberty of speech to criticize those in power. They have worked as mirrors. She asked: who are the present day’s jesters or are there any? At the end of the seminar, Principal lecturer Taina Vuorela and doctoral student Eeva-Liisa Oikarinen presented the HURMOS-project: Developing Humor as a Strategic Tool for Creating Innovative Business, and extended an invitation for companies to join in on the project. The project later received funding from Tekes (The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation).
Published on Aug 20, 2015