To put it in pseudo-scientific terms, “laughter is an emergent property of a great place to work.”
Now, I’ll climb down off my high horse and put it more plainly. If friendly laughter is a regular feature of your team, it’s a sign that the work environment is good.
People want to make a contribution to important work with people they like. When that happens, people laugh frequently. So, listen. If you don’t hear much laughter, ask why. If you do, join in.
This is only one of 347 tips in my ebook, Become a Better Boss One Tip at a Time.