Everyone knows how to play, what we lack is the permission. Permission from ourselves in the first instance which we also project onto others. We feel we might seem foolish and we are afraid of making mistakes, but the beauty is that there are no mistakes when we play.
Play allows us to do many things that normal, day-to-day business does not. We can equalise our roles in play so the power in the room is not sitting in one person. We can allow each and every person’s story to be told and gain insights that might not be found otherwise. We can see things from different perspectives and even breakout from the habits that often do not contribute to our business goals.