Here are some of our favourite resources around the art and science of play

 

 

Play Case Studies

why play works at work

 

Play Facts
 

  • In companies that stifle play, brainpower may actually decrease as it does in children with failure-to-thrive syndrome, a condition created by experientially deprived or abusive environments. - Harvard Business Review

  • The diminution, modification, and/or disappearance of play during the latter twentieth and beginning of the twenty first century is presenting a crisis threatening our societal overall welfare, likely to last for many generations - Joe Frost, play scholar, Scholarpedia

  • Neoteny means the retention of immature qualities into adulthood. Physical anthropologists agree that humans are the most neotenous, the most youthful, the most flexible, the most plastic of all creature and therefore, the most playful. This gives us a leg up on adaptability. - Dr Stuart Brown, National Institute For Play

  • Mindfulness not only makes us more playful, but playing can cultivate mindfulness. Two great reasons to make play a priority in the workplace. - Gwen Gordon, Play Expert. 

  • Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

  • The mental state of flow is "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost." - Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Positive Psychologist

 

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