The Office That Plays Together Stays Together
There are a lot of simple ways a company can encourage play in the office. But why would a company ever want to do that? We’re glad you asked.
When people play, they communicate with each other differently than when they’re working. Communication is more spontaneous and less guarded. That brings teams closer together which is a benefit in any situation, but especially in times of stress, like when – well, you probably know what stress is (just a hunch).
Fostering a culture that values play is also a great way to show employees – especially younger ones – that you really value them and their personal happiness. These are all things we’ve been discussing with play expert Meredith Sinclair as we make our own office more playful.