From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement
March 2010, Jossey-Bass
1. Workplace to Playspace: A New Mindset for Success.
Reclaiming play as a key dynamic for organizational success and creating space for all to develop their capacities for innovating, learning and changing.
2. Playspace Is Relational Space.
By developing relational intelligence and tapping the power of the relational space organizations are innovating, learning and changing by engaging and expanding social and relational networks.
3. Playspace Is Generative Space.
Organizations that consistently engage their generative core make space for the intrinsic motivation and passion.
4. Playspace Is Safe Space.
Innovating, learning and changing can be risky, uncomfortable and disorienting processes. Playspace is safe for fresh perspectives, new discoveries, and positive change.
5. Playspace Is Timeful Space.
Organizations and workgroups that negotiate the demands of the clock and make playspace for the possibilities available in the present moment create timeful space.
6. Playspace Is Provocative Space.
Provocative space stretches our familiar ways of thinking, being, and doing.
7. Sustaining Playspace.
Recurring themes and best practices of organizations that consistently bring playspace to life in their organizations.
Epilogue: Living the Questions.
Playspace lives in the questions and thrives on continued discovery.
Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., is founder and president of Meyer Creativity Associates. She teaches at DePaul University where she is also a Faculty Fellow at both the Center to Advance Education for Adults and the Center for Creativity and Innovation at the College of Commerce and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Meyer speaks and consults internationally.