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Chapter 6. Bridge Building > Laughing With Instead of at Others

Laughing With Instead of at Others

You will occasionally run into situations where there is a serious problem for a coworker, but the reality of the event is “so funny,” you can’t hold back the laughter. You will quake in your shoes trying to show empathy to their plight, while you force back the smile uncontrollably forming on your lips. You will lose the battle more times than you would like to admit, but all is not lost. You can make laughing “at someone” laughing “with them” by immediately sharing a similar experience you have had. “I’m sorry, That’s funny! It reminds me of the time I…”


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