“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year’s conversation”- Plato
When you bring play in to the workplace, it can help loosen our tension and encourage different ways to approach challenges. Research has shown that activating the pleasure centres in the brain predicts successful puzzle solving. Download our top 5 most playful activities now and let the magic happen!
The power of fun fosters innovation and helps us think outside the square.
Play is at the centre of all our team building activities, so incorporating regular sessions where teams are coming together, working towards a common goal, not only allows people to feel more relaxed and at ease within the work environment, but it results in a more successful company as a whole.
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” – George Bernard Shaw.
The research shows that play is essential for not only our health and wellbeing, but also our creativity and relationships. In the animal kingdom play continues all through life. We humans have this unfortunate tendency as we get older to take life way too seriously. We are bogged down with stresses and our priorities become askew. How can we possibly have fun when there are responsibilities, deadlines, family and social obligations to fulfil?
Without play, you are living a mechanical existence on a treadmill through time. Without play there is no creativity, no new ideas, no innovation, no progress. Without play there is no sustained happiness or joy. Without play we are disconnected from everything, everyone and from ourselves.
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct" - Carl Jung
Playing is a way of life. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. It has the opposite effect on our body as stress, and it allows us to be present in the moment. Playing allows us to drop down our guard, be more open, take life less seriously and as a result, connect better with others.
So with all these benefits, it's time to bring out our inner child....