Why are we so afraid to be playful at work?
‘Playfulness’ is a word that isn’t often associated with business. Yet when we were young, we were positively bursting with the stuff. Somewhere along the line, playfulness got squeezed out.
We mustn’t embarrass ourselves!
What would people think?
We need to dumb down.
It needn’t all be quite so serious. In fact, a fun and playful attitude can help to promote more creative, more innovative thinking.
Encouraging new ideas and a culture of innovation in the workplace is proven to be one of the best drivers of engaging with employees because it gives them a chance to have a voice and a purpose at work.
So how can we nurture innovative thinking and change through a more playful approach?
Our friends at FizzPopBANG, the Brand Employee Engagement specialists are big fans of fun. In this infographic we share some of their thoughts on encouraging a more playful spirit at work.