About the last thing you would expect to find in the office, is people playing, it is associated with time wasting and being unprofessional. However, is it really a waste of time, and should it have a place in the office?
In our Team Mural workshops we tell people to remove all limitations, that there are no wrong answers, and that all ideas are valid. We give them permission to ‘play’ with the idea, and out of that come hundreds of brilliant and original ideas that would otherwise have been suppressed.
Here is a TED talk by Dr Stuart Brown that looks at the importance of play to creative problem solving, I particularly love the hazmat suits as whiteboards – brilliant!