In a world of major continuous change, people who play can roll with the punches and innovate through their play-inspired imaginations will better survive.
Games are described as “a scientific metaphor for a much wider range of human interactions in which the outcomes depend on the interactive strategies of two or more persons.” Game theory is the idea that better work can be achieved by working for the good of the group rather than the good of the individual.
What enables us to innovate, problem-solve, and be happy, smart, resilient human beings? – It’s our ability to PLAY. And it’s what all the highly successful innovative companies do.
Dr. Stuart Brown’s (physician, psychiatrist, clinical researcher) research tells us that play is deeply involved with human development and intelligence.
A word about Corporate Innovation
Play-based practices create innovative, problem solving work teams. Executives running organizations want to understand the true nature of play.
Science provides data to show that play leads to more creative, adaptable workers and teams. Today, over 75% of the U.S. work force performs information work which requires workers to collaborate, to make judgments, and to solve complex issues.
Organizations that play find that their people have heightened sensitivity, increased self-awareness, and effective group and interpersonal communication.
Conduct sessions of Play for when you need your people to:
- Be more creative and collaborative
- Brainstorm more effectively
- Build better-quality strategies
- Gain greater interpersonal connections
- Build stronger teams
- Merge cultures for greater understanding and productivity
This work is for high-performing teams who want to challenge themselves further.
It is great for offsites and retreats.
Those who innovate through their play-inspired imaginations will better survive. Serial innovators such as Google and IDEO regularly use Play to generate better ideas.