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The Importance of Play in Business

When I worked at a PR agency and managed a large team I kept a box of playdoh in my office. We’d bring it out during client calls, team meetings, personal discussions and general time-outs. I brought Playdoh for a few reasons:

1) I like it.

I’m a fan of having “toys” around that help spark ideas within my popcorn machine. Playdoh is fun and non-messy and forms with your imagination. The things you can create are endless and it’s a good group activity, one-to-one or alone.

2) I wanted my team to PLAY.

Playing is something we associate with childhood but in reality we should never stop. Our forms of play may evolve but we always need it to be healthier and happier humans. Continue reading