Rebecca Ryan blogs about thought is the most productive form of work not. Thought is NOT the most productive form of work. PLAY is. PLAY engages all of our senses. It moves muscles other than our cerebrums. PLAY rejuvenates, makes room for risk, and reminds us what it is to feel truly alive
I’ve been recently hosting workshops with various kinds of games, and can corroberate what Rebecca writes. Games are not only educational, they are fun and allow the players to experiment, and connect with one another – since usually the players haven’t met before. If the game works well, it takes quite a bit of effort to get to the next item on the agenda . A brief game after lunch also works well to get energy back into the meeting. I haven’t tried playing games regularly in day-to-day work situations. It might be a worthwile to try, as it loosens up a group, takes the minds of off the routine and allows (if done well) equal participation by everyone involved.
Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. Time to start playing?