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Week 11

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Play can be a profound way to engage with the world and the self. Artists have always known that a playful mind can unlock the richest secrets. Picasso talked about remaining child-like in order to paint. Henri Matisse noted that a tremendous spirit of adventure and love of play is the hallmark of creative heavyweights. Albert Einstein put it more pithily “To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play. Steve Jobs’ personal motto was Stay hungry, Stay foolish.  (The Slow Fix)

Based on those findings do you think that play helps your creativity and problem solving skills? Have you ever discover the answer to a problem that you have been trying to solve during play? Do you use play in your work environment? If so, how has it helped in areas of problem solving, creativity, employee engagement?

Have you used it to create a company culture? What kind of play have you engaged in at work?

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