Every sales meeting at Mackay Envelope Corp. kicks off with a joke. CEO Harvey Mackay, better known as the author of several business bestsellers, including Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, insists that humor be a key part of the $85 million Minneapolis company's culture. Humor, push-up and pull-up contests, and other high jinks are a part of the normal workday, all in the name of better productivity and happier workers.
“Humor is huge,” says Mackay. “You have to