Play at Work

In my most recent blog, I talked about the importance of the work/life balance.  According to a number of recent articles I’ve read in the human resources arena, this balance is the number one concern of employees at all levels, in Canada and the U.S., the ability to achieve this is one top determinant in whether they are happy on the job and whether they stay or leave.

 With this in mind – here are some reasons to consider Play at Work.

 1. Play opens up new channels of creativity and increases the level of satisfaction we derive from work. How employees feel about work is directly related to their level of productivity. Fortune Magazine states that highly motivated employees are up to 127% more productive than averagely motivated employees in high complexity jobs (Fortune Magazine, January 1998)

 2.  Studies also how that if you want to attract and retain talent, you need to have a fun, challenging and creative workplace.  How better to do that than to have Play at Work. It’s your pool of talent that is going to separate you from your competition.

 3.  Play frees us from worry and stress, relaxing the brain and making it easier to be more creative. Solutions that seemed so evasive earlier now appear effortlessly in the midst of play.

4.  Play is as important as work. The quality of our work suffers if we don’t take time to play.  We live in a workaholic society. Being addicted to busyness is a product of low self worth.

 5. Play helps us relax and let go. It generates joy and it renews and revitalizes our human spirit. It helps us think more clearly – definitely contributing to more productivity!

 Please take the time to review the related article and link.

Art of Possibility: Ben Zander

http://www.powerfulplay.ca/AllWorkandNoPlay.pdf

http://www.powerfulplay.ca/YourResetButton.pdf

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One Response to Play at Work

  1. Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. Ill likely be coming back to your blog. Keep up great writing.

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