Idea in short

He always has a brisk saying on his lips and likes the laughter.This is not always really productive. The jester also likes to be the focal point and attracts attention.

Characteristics of the jester

The fact that the jester always ensures good mood in the office is not wrong, but not completely correct. This type of colleague can easily solve stressful situations and remind us not to take everything so seriously. But, it can, at times, also be annoying: Here is a joke about which no one laughs, because the stroke, which was perhaps funny at school, might end up polarizing colleagues in the office and therefore, does not gel well with every employee.

There are two types of jester characters in the office:

  1. The really funny jester, which is an enrichment for the office
  2. The annoying jester, who creates tensions

If one wants to comprehensively characterize the office jester, one must never forget a point:

He loves not only to make fun himself, but can also be entertained by others. Are you planning a small practical joke on another co-worker or want to think of some funny anecdotes during the lunch break? Rest assured that the jester will laugh the loudest.

Last but not least, the working morale of the jester is also referred to. This is – well, let’s say, in need for improvement. This fellow guy is by no means lazy. He is not a model employee, however, who wants to score the head with never ending diligence. The jester does what he has to do and uses the time that is left to think of a fun action instead of asking his colleagues if there is anything else to do. Efficiency and productivity are concepts that he knows, but not overestimated. Anyway, the time in the office is something the jester does not really take seriously. Work must be fun – at all costs.

At a glance

  • Likes jokes
  • Likes to play pranks
  • Like it when his colleagues are also funny
  • May be annoying
  • Does his tasks – and no more
  • Moderate efficiency and productivity
  • Wants to have fun in the workplace

How to deal with them?

In general, it can be said that the jester is a safe companion. He may be hard at times, but rarely wants to harm his fellow colleagues. So, you do not have to worry that he will steal your ideas, gossip about you to your boss, or blaspheme with your colleagues. Nevertheless, he can also become a troublesome contemporary whenever his jokes attract so much attention that no one is going to enjoy. In this case, only one thing really helps:

Speak the problem, and politely point out that the jokes and actions of the jester are loosening the office day, but sometimes attract too much attention. Make sure you look for such an announcement as a game spoiler.

An alternative can be to divert the energy that the jester is employing to joke about the office. You can do this most successfully by integrating him into new projects and praying for his help. In this way, he feels serious and needed. Appreciate his work. Just because jokers love to mix the office properly does not necessarily mean that they are less qualified employees.