Normally we focus on the IT-specific surveys that come out of Robert Half, but one caught my eye the other day about laughter in the workplace. I guess this should be obvious, but ninety-seven per cent of workers polled told the staffing firm it is very or somewhat important for managers to have a funny bone, although 10 per cent their bosses aren't that funny. And you thought it was just IT people who lack soft skills.

The tough thing about humour as a skill set is that it's really subjective and not necessarily the kind of thing you “develop” for work purposes. I'm sure if