Sarcasm may sound negative because it is the words of satire or humor that was brought with the intention of offending someone. But little sarcasm applied in the office can increase motivation and higher quality work.
A new study states that when a person is faced sarcasm, he would spend his best that had been buried. Various studies also support these findings and suggest that employees should be prepared to face the sarcastic words of his boss.
An employer should also be creative so that he does not face the same conditions as employees. So this can motivate all employees to put all his best to complete each task.
Comments that slightly cynical of the boss or co-worker makes a person more excited, work faster, and more creative than the condition of the office that is too casual and too the feelings of each employee.
To reinforce the motivational effects of sarcasm, researchers at Ban Ilan University of Israel, asked 350 engineering students to imagine that he is a representative of a company that was assigned to serve clients. A group of students received a call from a client with a slightly sarcastic tone angry.
The group more quickly respond to anger with a deadly fear and wanted to end his suffering by mobilizing all its potential. Effect of sarcasm is to stimulate the brain to think more optimal.
The researchers say that the people affected by sarcasm requires 'cognitive complexity' is higher, which is the ability to see things from different angles. People who have high complexity is always able to find new solutions in new situations he faced.
The higher the level of sarcasm, the higher the stimulation generated by the brain and generate motivation and creativity to a higher level.
But someone who works in an environment filled with sarcasm should also resilient to the stresses that are not easily stressed. For people with mental strength, good sarcasm to improve motivation in the work.