In this session, you will discover the business case for shifting from a workplace mindset to one of play space that reclaims play as a key dynamic of business success. Author and creativity expert Pamela Meyer will share the lessons and best practices of organizations as diverse as Internet giant Google and a regional community bank that are thriving through their commitment to creating high-engagement play space. From an early age, most of us are socialized to believe that work and play are incompatible. Work is serious, focused and often tiring, while play is fun, carefree and energizing. Through examples and research, you will learn how high-performing organizations that combine the serious business of work with the fun, energy and engagement of play foster a climate for innovating, learning and changing at all levels of the organization. In addition, you will come away with new ideas to bring play space to life in your own organization.
Pamela Meyer, Ph.D
Organizational consultant & speaker, Author, DePaul University faculty