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Let’s be honest—heading to work day in, day out can sometimes feel like stepping into a routine that’s a bit too predictable, or even miserable. Unless, of course, you’re blessed with colleagues who can channel their inner Jim Halpert and liven things up with an innocent prank or a clever joke!

At Bored Panda, we’re all about spreading smiles at the office. It’s what keeps us going and makes each day more exciting. So, to share the joy, we’ve handpicked some awesome pics of people who love to make their coworkers laugh—and probably deserve a raise for it. Check them out below and don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

#1

I Asked My Coworkers Not To Put Huge Decorations On My Desk

I Asked My Coworkers Not To Put Huge Decorations On My Desk

My workplace is the kind to bubble wrap your entire desk and fill your cubicle with balloons for your birthday. I asked them to keep it low-key. The picture shows a shelf on my desk.

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It turns out, as an adult, finding moments of fun amidst all your responsibilities is truly a luxury. Studies show that while children laugh around 400 times a day, adults only do it 15 times on average.

And it’s no wonder—according to Gallup, more than 60% of people at work feel disengaged and lack inspiration to do more than the bare minimum. Only a fraction, around 30%, say they feel genuinely fulfilled both in their personal and professional lives.

#2

4 Years Of Sobriety! My Coworkers Got Me “Clean” Stuff

4 Years Of Sobriety! My Coworkers Got Me “Clean” Stuff

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#3

I Am Being Forced To Compete In An Office Fitbit Step Challenge

I Am Being Forced To Compete In An Office Fitbit Step Challenge

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Jack Burton
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have done the same last year, i just put it on my 8 year old daughter, i was performing good and i learned that a kid can do 20 000 steps in one day.

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Humor is the secret ingredient that makes employees feel consistently happier. It’s because laughter actually lowers stress hormones like cortisol, creating a relaxed atmosphere that encourages collaboration and productivity. Daniel Sgroi, an economics professor at the University of Warwick, notes that “it’s almost like being happy generates more time” to accomplish work tasks.

#4

My Workplace Asked Us To Recreate Famous Works Of Art Using Only What We Had At Home. I Think I Nailed It

My Workplace Asked Us To Recreate Famous Works Of Art Using Only What We Had At Home. I Think I Nailed It

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#5

Just Started At A New Shop And This Work Of Art Was Left Above My New Workstation

Just Started At A New Shop And This Work Of Art Was Left Above My New Workstation

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MellonCollie
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it was left above your new workstation, does that mean you were already telling your new colleagues how to do their job? They "kindly" let you know not to do that anymore?

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Research also shows that office jokesters are perceived as more confident and capable by their coworkers. Their ability to lighten the mood and connect with others suggests strong social skills, which are often admired in the workplace.

According to Stanford experts Naomi Bagdonas and Jennifer Aaker, humor is crucial for effective leadership. “We can do serious things without taking ourselves too seriously. And in fact, often we can do them better and more fashionably,” Bagdonas explains.

#6

I Asked My Boss If We Could Pose With (Some) Of Our Prop Money At The End Of The Day. He Insisted We Use All Of It

I Asked My Boss If We Could Pose With (Some) Of Our Prop Money At The End Of The Day. He Insisted We Use All Of It

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#7

Just Let This Man Do His Job

Just Let This Man Do His Job

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Jack Burton
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I liked this way of being a boss but also cool but also the message is still here

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#8

My Coworker Took Customers' Orders Wearing A Spider-Man Mask To Brighten The Days Of People In The Drive-Thru

My Coworker Took Customers' Orders Wearing A Spider-Man Mask To Brighten The Days Of People In The Drive-Thru

He had gotten extremely excited when a kid in the backseat of a car waved at him.

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The Stanford duo highlights that being able to share a laugh with the people you see at work every day is what shifts your relationships from “transactional to human”. For those who feel like they’re just a replaceable part in a big system, this can make a significant difference.

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#10

The System Is Rigged At My Job. She Wins Every Month

The System Is Rigged At My Job. She Wins Every Month

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#11

My Coworker And I Have Been Putting Little Hats On The Office Cat

My Coworker And I Have Been Putting Little Hats On The Office Cat

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However, while a harmless prank can brighten anyone’s day, making insensitive remarks can quickly turn the workplace toxic. Bagdonas and Aaker insist, “It’s not about you.”

“Don’t ask, will this make me sound funny? Instead, ask how will this make other people feel, which also means never punching down,” Aaker said.

#12

Banner For A Coworker Whose Last Day Is Today

Banner For A Coworker Whose Last Day Is Today

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#14

Opened The Hood And Found My Coworker Trying To Scare Me

Opened The Hood And Found My Coworker Trying To Scare Me

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Jack Burton
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In hospital we use to do that in the mortuary chamber. Yeah i know it's really bleak but a very effective jump scare for sure

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A good way to tell if you’re crossing the line with your coworkers is if you constantly have to explain that whatever you say is “just a joke”. This is often just an excuse to be mean, and instead of finding you witty, your colleagues might think, “Oh god, I can’t believe you just said that.”

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#17

Coworker Has A Tabasco Holster That His Wife Gave Him. He Brings It To Lunch Every Day

Coworker Has A Tabasco Holster That His Wife Gave Him. He Brings It To Lunch Every Day

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Ronald E. Riggio, professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at Claremont McKenna College, believes you can keep your interactions positive and lighthearted by bonding over shared experiences with your coworkers.

For example, you can start by making casual observations about common things you all deal with and then point out something amusing or unusual. Like, when talking about a time you had to work from home, you might joke about missing the days when you could wear pajama pants instead of a suit.

#18

My Friend/Coworker Quit To Go Back To School And I Feel A Way About It

My Friend/Coworker Quit To Go Back To School And I Feel A Way About It

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#19

Brilliant

Brilliant

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is scarily accurate. The more exclamation points in a work email, the more upset I am.

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#20

When You And Your Coworker Accidentally Twin Outfits. I Look Like His Mini-Me. I Should Have Grown Out My Mustache

When You And Your Coworker Accidentally Twin Outfits. I Look Like His Mini-Me. I Should Have Grown Out My Mustache

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Remember that you don’t have to be the office comedian round-the-clock or make a big show of it. There are plenty of subtle ways to leave a lasting impression.

Bagdonas and Aaker suggest adding a fun twist to your email signature. You could sign off with something like “Yours, heavily caffeinated” or “Still wondering who let the dogs out” if someone's pet unexpectedly interrupts your team’s Zoom call.

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#21

My Boss Offered Me $300 To Shave My Mustache, So I Framed It For Him

My Boss Offered Me $300 To Shave My Mustache, So I Framed It For Him

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Jack Burton
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Two weirds caterpillars are going to do naughty things ! (oh damn i hope i will never have to do a Rorschach test with a shrink)

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#22

The One Time I Wore My Halloween Costume To Work

The One Time I Wore My Halloween Costume To Work

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#23

I Put A Couple Of Layers Of Boot Polish On One Of My Coworker's Boots Every Day He Was On Vacation... One Of His Boots

I Put A Couple Of Layers Of Boot Polish On One Of My Coworker's Boots Every Day He Was On Vacation... One Of His Boots

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You can also experiment with developing your distinct humor style. Bagdonas and Aaker outline four types you can focus on to find what suits you best: The Stand-Up, bold and daring, unafraid to stand out; The Sweetheart, sincere and likes to lighten the mood; The Sniper, edgy and sarcastic; or The Magnet, expressive and charismatic.

#25

A German, Frida And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Walk Into A Conference Room

A German, Frida And Ruth Bader Ginsburg Walk Into A Conference Room

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#26

How My Coworker Decorated Her Car For Halloween

How My Coworker Decorated Her Car For Halloween

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And if you learn to understand yourself better, it becomes easier to know which jokes to avoid. For instance, Sweethearts and Magnets should be careful not to indulge too much in self-deprecation, as it could hurt their reputation. At the same time, Stand-ups and Snipers need to make sure they don’t offend or isolate others.

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#27

Employee Of The Month Material

Employee Of The Month Material

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#28

The People At My Workplace Are Getting Salty About Their Water Fountain Rules

The People At My Workplace Are Getting Salty About Their Water Fountain Rules

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#29

Only Gold And Swedish Fish Are Acceptable In The Workplace

Only Gold And Swedish Fish Are Acceptable In The Workplace

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Be careful what you wish! There is one swedish fish you particularly won't enjoy....

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So why not tap into your funny bone and put yourself out there? You might just make your office a much happier place for both you and your coworkers!

#30

I Make These And Put This One Up For My Coworkers

I Make These And Put This One Up For My Coworkers

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Miss Tinker
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s good advice. I would never put my fingers where I wouldn’t put my duck. 🦆

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#31

My Best April Fools' Prank: I Put This In The Office Bathroom With Ketchup Inside

My Best April Fools' Prank: I Put This In The Office Bathroom With Ketchup Inside

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh that’s evil. A warning that you know they’ll laugh off… and then you strike.

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#32

My Coworker Makes Signs For The Service Desk With Rotating Topics

My Coworker Makes Signs For The Service Desk With Rotating Topics

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#33

One Of Our Lunch Ladies Passed And Her Staff Set This Skeleton Up In Her Honor

One Of Our Lunch Ladies Passed And Her Staff Set This Skeleton Up In Her Honor

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#34

My Workplace Has A Sense Of Humor. Poor Nathan

My Workplace Has A Sense Of Humor. Poor Nathan

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#35

Someone Put This Up In The Ladies' Room At Work

Someone Put This Up In The Ladies' Room At Work

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#36

Coworker Got Tired Of People Taking His Cart While He Was At Lunch

Coworker Got Tired Of People Taking His Cart While He Was At Lunch

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#37

My Coworker Was Complaining About Losing His Headphones. I Think I Found Them

My Coworker Was Complaining About Losing His Headphones. I Think I Found Them

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#38

I Told My Coworkers I Had Never Tasted A Pickle. The Next Week

I Told My Coworkers I Had Never Tasted A Pickle. The Next Week

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Matt Richardson
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well now you're at least unencucumbered of not knowing what a pickle tastes like.

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#39

One Of The Most Successful Pranks We Pulled Off In Our Workplace

One Of The Most Successful Pranks We Pulled Off In Our Workplace

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#40

I'm A Security Guard Just Doing My Rounds, Walked Into The Conference Room And Saw This

I'm A Security Guard Just Doing My Rounds, Walked Into The Conference Room And Saw This

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#41

We Are Like A Family Up There And We Are Really Upset She Is Leaving. She Knows We Love Her

We Are Like A Family Up There And We Are Really Upset She Is Leaving. She Knows We Love Her

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#42

Occasionally I Wear My T-Rex Costume To Work To Bring My Coworkers Some Joy

Occasionally I Wear My T-Rex Costume To Work To Bring My Coworkers Some Joy

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm assuming this person works at a theatre or school. Either that, or they've got some fancy office!

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#43

Coworker Left Her Phone Unattended Again

Coworker Left Her Phone Unattended Again

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Chewie Baron
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The guy reminds me of one of the Island residents from Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.

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#44

Brought A Houseplant To The Office And Named It After A Coworker. They Struck Back And Brought In A Friend For It

Brought A Houseplant To The Office And Named It After A Coworker. They Struck Back And Brought In A Friend For It

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#45

You Cannot Be Serious

You Cannot Be Serious

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#46

Found At Work

Found At Work

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Verena
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is that high level of water normal? Here it is max at the top of the pipe

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#47

Husband’s Coworkers Pulled This Prank On Their Manager

Husband’s Coworkers Pulled This Prank On Their Manager

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Amalie Jaye
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good prank, but more concerning is the bathroom stall doors- like, who has them that short????! Psychopaths!!

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#48

One Of My Coworkers Set This Background Weeks Ago And It Still Hasn't Been Changed

One Of My Coworkers Set This Background Weeks Ago And It Still Hasn't Been Changed

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#49

Found This In The Bathroom At A Former Workplace. Wasn’t Even Mad Then, Because The Chuckle Made My Day

Found This In The Bathroom At A Former Workplace. Wasn’t Even Mad Then, Because The Chuckle Made My Day

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A Friend's Coworker Likes To Take Stealth Box Naps At Work

A Friend's Coworker Likes To Take Stealth Box Naps At Work

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m not sure if this is just harmless funny nap-taking or some bad working conditions that lead to her having to take these naps at work… but either way, innovative!

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