Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Need for Play

Mark Greiner, senior vice president and leader of Steelcase's WorkSpace Futures team, understands the value of bringing more opportunities for play to the workplace. He says, "I suggest the magic occurs because play moves people to an emotional level of involvement with others, a much deeper bond than an intellectual understanding gets you. And the result is a group commitment, that every individual takes personally." He cites the LEGO Serious Play program -- a teambuilding exercise available to corporations to add depth and cretivity to their work and employee development program -- as a great example of how play at work can deliver great results. Read more here.