Remember recess? An oasis in the middle of our school days, ten to twenty minutes of glorious, unstructured play time – time that we largely left behind as we matured, in favor of more serious, “sensible” pursuits. How on earth did we ever let that happen? Because it turns out that play has genuine, positive impacts on our mind and on our wellbeing, even in adulthood. Today’s guest, Gary Ware, is the Founder of Breakthrough Play, an organization designed to help professionals use the power of play to become more creative, more confident, and to develop deeper relationships with their teams and their clients. Here, he explains:
- What constitutes “play”
- Dr. Stuart Brown’s seven archetypes of play
- The benefits of play, to individuals and to organizations
- How to encourage a playful spirit in your employees and yourself!
Want to see how you can incorporate purposeful play into your org? Let’s chat