#059 – Creating a Psychologically Safe Workspace Using Positive Psychology & Play with Jeff Harry

Jeff Harry

Why is it that somewhere between childhood and adulthood, many of us start to shift away from our playful nature and into a more serious business persona?

That whole “acting like a real adult” thing starts to take up more and more space. Until we suddenly find ourselves disconnected from the fun, playful parts of ourselves.

But who says that play can’t also be a part of business?

According to Jeff Harry, Positive Psychology Play Consultant & Speaker, play is a crucial part of creating an environment of psychological safety, where people can embrace authenticity, vulnerability and willingness to fail, to maximize creativity and innovation.

On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, Jeff and I explore the role of play in business and in life.

Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:

🎙️ Why embracing a play-oriented mindset will help your business thrive

🎙️ How perfectionism gets in the way of play and creativity

🎙️ Finding the thing that makes you come alive

🎙️ How finding a flow state helps to shut down your inner critic

Jeff Harry combines positive psychology and play to help teams/organizations create psychologically safe workspaces and assist individuals in addressing their biggest challenges through embracing a play-oriented approach to work.

For his work, Jeff was selected by BambooHR & Engagedly as one of the Top 100 HR Influencers of 2020 and has been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, Upworthy & Shondaland. Jeff has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day.

If you’re looking to bring a bit more fun into the workplace, then this episode is for you!

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A written transcript of this podcast episode is available upon request.  To request a copy, please send us an email.

Jeff Harry’s contact information:

Website: https://www.rediscoveryourplay.com/guest

YouTube: https://youtube.com/jeffharryplays

Instagram: https://instagram.com/jeffharryplays

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffharryplays

Medium: https://medium.com/@jeffharryplays

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffharryplays

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jeffharryplays

Lindsay’s contact information:

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Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech-Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two neurodivergent children, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette

Lindsay Lapaquette, M.Sc.(A) works with middle managers who want to communicate authentically so they can effectively lead their teams without losing themselves. As a former Speech Language Pathologist, Lindsay applies her expertise in the neuroscience of communication and connection to help managers foster an environment of trust and respect in their teams, so that everyone can bring their best selves to work.

Lindsay’s approach has been profoundly influenced by her work with First Nations organizations, her experience as a parent to two children with pervasive mental health challenges, and the premature loss of both of her parents. These experiences have taught Lindsay great lessons about the power of excellent people skills that extend well beyond her professional expertise.

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