Why Play?

If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good!  

~Dr Seuss~

Play is fun, is relaxing, is enjoyable, is inspiring, is developmental…. Mountains of research correlates play with learning, creativity and innovation, stress relief, mental and emotional well-being, company culture and loyalty.

But, we have forgotten how to play. We deem it silly, not professional, a waste of time — which could be to our health’s detriment:

Yet, play does not need to take up a bulk of scheduled time — it could be incorporated in our daily lives and during work hours. Be it a few minutes, a playful attitude could go a long way, especially if we were aware of the use of object-relations (e.g. the figurines or decorations at our workspace) in enhancing our performance.

A playful state of mind elicits the power in our unconscious mind, bringing it to our consciousness to add value to our decision-making processes.

The power of playfulness could improve individual productivity, team cohesion, group dynamics, and organizational culture.

So, why not?

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