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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