Play -> Creativity -> Innovation -> Transformation -> Revenue
In a nutshell, that's...
WHY play matters in business...
WHY play is central to more meaningful marketing...
WHY you should fight against all who obstruct play...
How to bring more Play into the habits of your business - in 10 little steps
Agree a purpose for play = why you're going to play more
Lead by example = be playful yourself
Set the mood for play
Carve out time for play - make it a central part of your culture (complex)
Put the topic "Play" on the next Board Meeting Agenda - led by MD/CEO/Owner
Suspend judgements = kill the killjoys - don't crush the ideas
Encourage more risk-taking within the whole organisation
Make your work space more stimulating - more creative
Listen to more voices - especially people on the periphery & outside
Push Play - make it happen now
So get up from behind your desk & start playing.
- Take a walk
- Let us know how you got on after a walk on the wild side
Everyone loves stories about people willing to change the status quo - for the sake of a better life for all.
Quotes on Play from famous people
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"To stimulate creativity one must develop childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition." Albert Einstein
"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play." John Cleese
"If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think." Clarence Darrow
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves."
- Carl Jung
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny!'" - Isaac Asimov
"Serious play is not an oxymoron; it is the essence of innovation." - Michael Schrage
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James
"Humor has bailed me out of more tight situations than I can think of. If you go with your instincts and keep your humor, creativity follows. With luck, success comes, too."
- Jimmy Buffett
"Keep your sense of humour, my friend; if you don't have a sense of humour it just isn't funny anymore." - Wavy Gravy
"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place." Mark Twain
"Play so that you may be serious." Anarchasis
"When truly creative people come up with a new idea they don't reject it immediately because of its flaws. They play with it, looking for strengths and sliding over weaknesses." David Campbell
"I'll play it first and tell you what it is later." - Miles Davis
"All work and no play doesn't just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention." - Joline Godfrey
"If I had no sense of humor, I would have long ago committed suicide." Mahatma Ghandi
"Humour is by far the most significant activity of the human brain." - Edward de Bono
"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov
"The number one premise of business is that it need not be boring or dull. It ought to be fun. If it's not fun, you're wasting your life." - Tom Peters
"It's no accident that AHA and HAHA are spelled almost the same way." - Mitch Ditkoff
"What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet." - Woody Allen