Saturday, May 13th, 2017
The Play Dilemma
I am a fun fanatic. It is the joy in my life. Laughing is my absolute favorite activity.
The best thing about fun is that it can’t be orchestrated. It can be encouraged.
And I take play seriously!!! Play for kids is earned rehearsal for ‘life’ in the best sense of living.
Exploration, mastery, persistance, winning and losing, pretending as a way to try on roles are all satisfying to the learner.
I stumble onto this topic without knowing what I wanted to say. I think it’s this.
Our organizations tend to be grim oldsters or day care centers. Why?
What does play and fun stand for?
Old Grim New Daycare
not serious essential
wasted time supports work
disrespect for the work often is the work
foolish serious about play
done after work not during committed to fun
embarassing proud of fun culture
What is the blind spot for leaders?
Easy. Learn from one another
Neither is right or wrong
What supports a culture that gets the work done and keeps people committed?
AND wanting to do more for the fun of it.