Today’s post is short and sweet. I’ve been investigating play theory and came across this wonderful TED video. Dr. Stuart Brown, a pioneer in research on play, says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Brown suggests if you get to play around as a kid and have a bit of rough and tumble, it makes for happier, smarter adults. When you think about our work environments, there’s not much room for play (unless of course you work for Mac or Google I guess). Most of us are stuck in an open plan cubicle, shuffling from meeting to meeting, working hard to meet deadlines and objectives.
There are two fantastic parts of this TED video – the first is simply watching a polar bear play with a husky and the other is a fabulous idea for wearable meetings. Watch the video below and you’ll see what I mean.
Do you get an opportunity to play in your work environment or daily life? Tell me about it.