Playfulness is a serious business

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The demand for innovation has increased rapidly during the past decades along with the summation of how to create an office environment that is capable of fostering innovation. Carl Jung, renowned humanistic psychologist, said “the creating of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.” However, play is usually associated with children and frivolous actions.

We tend to forget that we are at our most creative when we are having fun and that creativity is the heart of innovation.

Playfulness has been proven to create a certain state of mind that is conducive to producing creative thoughts. In contrary, when we are stressed and focused on goals we enter a state of mind that is antithetical to creative insight. Playfulness can enhance your professional skills to the utmost level. It can open the mindset to explore the possibilities of your business from entirely new perspectives. In other words, playfulness can become a serious business once we understand the importance of implementing it at the office.