'Office pranks are good for morale and could even help reduce
stress,' a new report has claimed.
Will and Guy suggest that pranksters consider their victims
carefully to ensure appropriateness. We have been friends for many
years have learned that Guy is much more relaxed about pranks than
Will - so tread carefully.
'Playing a practical joke on a colleague could encourage
creativity and improve team-working,' according to an executive
jobsite. 'When people come together to create a prank, it encourages
creativity, teamwork and gives the office a shared experience
outside of the workload.' So writes Sarah Drew, general manager of
Whoopee cushions may be deemed inappropriate.
However, an alternative view is taken by Rosemary Haefner, Vice
President of human resources at CareerBuilder.com when she says, 'Pranking
at work can be risky business.'