"Play will be to the 21st century what work was to the last 300 years of industrial society-our dominant way of knowing,doing and creating value."
- Pat Kane
Why Play is important?
Daniel Pink explains that " ample evidence points to the enormous health and professional benefits of laughter,lightheartedness,games and humor..too much sobriety can be bad for your career and worse for your general well-being.We all need work and play."
Play allows people to enjoy work and not be too serious.Playing is healthy.
Play is important in three ways: games,humor and joyfulness.We see play in our careers,work and in schools every day.
- They teach wholemindedness
- Are a tool for solving problems
- Vehicle for self expression and self exploration
- Relieves tension
- Improves morale
- Helps communicate difficult messages
- Reduces stress
- Self-induced Laughter
- Feels good
Linked in the next page is different ways play is seen everyday. Also, some examples from Pink's Portfolio are included.Try some and put some play into your life !!