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California State University , Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, California 90840

United States

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Who's Who Members in General Management [cached]

David J. Abramis, Professor California State University, Long Beach

The CodeBaby Company Culture — CodeBaby [cached]

David Abramis, a professor in the department of human resource management at California State University at Long Beach, says humor is one of the characteristics that defines people as human.

An organization that lacks humor? It's "inhuman" and it's squelching a core trait of its employees, he says.

Humor 101 [cached]

Much of Playfair's approach is supported by research, Davidson says, in particular the work of David Abramis at California State University at Long Beach. In his studies, Abramis has found that people who use humor and are playful on the job are more creative and productive, get along better with co-workers, are better decision-makers and have a lower rate of absenteeism and sick days.

Occupational Hazards - Putting Incentives to Work [cached]

The more complex answer involves understanding the three keys to motivating workers, according to David J. Abramis, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Management and Human Resource Management at California State University , Long Beach.

Abramis said it is important that awards and incentives be clearly and quickly linked to specific performance measures.
Contests can work, Abramis said, as a short-term stimulus for improvement."If you're trying to get people to do things forever," he said, "a contest is not the way to go.
Abramis recommended using both group- and individual-based awards.He said teamwork is important for long-term process development and continuous improvement.Nonetheless, he pointed out, if employers are seeking innovative solutions and exceptional efforts, individual achievement awards are essential.
"Groups," he said, "tend to be process-oriented and consensus-driven.

Humor Rx for Stress in the 21st Century - by Larry Wilde [cached]

The Times article quotes David Abramis, a psychologist in the School of Business Administration at California State University (Long Beach) on his survey of 382 people from a wide variety of workplaces. Abramis found that "those who felt their work was fun performed better and got along better with co-workers than did those who were satisfied with their jobs but did not see them as fun."

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