Creating a culture of joy can help managers create authentic communication by fostering an environment of trust and openness, encouraging an open dialogue, and allowing the manager to be more transparent with the team. Additionally, different management styles can have different effects on team dynamics and morale, while fostering joy can help people be more authentic with each other. This can lead to eliminating secrecy and false reality which fosters a more supportive environment. Furthermore, fostering joy can help people get to know each other’s personalities and find a way to communicate effectively. By creating a culture of joy, managers can help create a more positive, collaborative, and genuine atmosphere, leading to better communication and collaboration.
A State of Remote Work published in 2022 found that of 2,118 respondents, 52 percent felt less engaged and disconnected from the workplace (Buffer.com, 2022). Most employees agreed that having a joy-filled environment would foster open communication where colleagues speak up and share their opinions in meetings, which can lead to increased collaboration. This is because a joyful atmosphere can promote a sense of trust and openness, creating a space for employees to share their ideas without fear of being judged. The research also found that remote working had a major impact on employee morale and well-being. To maintain relationships and foster genuine interaction, employees require a supportive working environment and social connection. The study concluded that fostering a culture of joy was essential to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness and to promote positive interactions among employees. Regardless of a remote or in-person workforce, a culture of joy can be fostered to achieve genuine interaction and reduced gossip talk.