From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement

Overview

From Workplace to Playspace

This innovative book draws on more than twenty years of researchand consulting work with organizations as diverse as Google,Chicago Public Schools, Threadless, Learning Curve, TheaterOobleck, and Umpqua Bank. Author Pamela Meyer outlines howorganizations can create dynamic workplaces—or"playspaces"—that inspire creative collaboration, learning,and positive change.

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Overview

From Workplace to Playspace

This innovative book draws on more than twenty years of researchand consulting work with organizations as diverse as Google,Chicago Public Schools, Threadless, Learning Curve, TheaterOobleck, and Umpqua Bank. Author Pamela Meyer outlines howorganizations can create dynamic workplaces—or"playspaces"—that inspire creative collaboration, learning,and positive change.

From Workplace to Playspace reclaims play as a key dynamic oforganizational success.

The book shows leaders, facilitators, and participants how toshift their organizational mindset from one of workplace—withall its constraining connotations—to playspace—with thedynamic engagement it fosters. The "Playspace" approach is beingused successfully across businesses, industries, government, andarts organizations, and in those that are well funded, as well asthose with limited resources.

From Workplace to Playspace is an informative guide for buildinga supportive workplace environment that will help everyone work,create, and learn at their best.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470467220
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/5/2010
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Meyer

Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., is founder and president of MeyerCreativity Associates. She teaches at DePaul University where sheis also a Faculty Fellow at both the Center to Advance Educationfor Adults and the Center for Creativity and Innovation at theCollege of Commerce and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.Meyer speaks and consults internationally.

www.meyercreativity.com

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Preface.

Introduction.

1. Workplace to Playspace: A New Mindset for Success.

Reclaiming play as a key dynamic for organizational success andcreating 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 ofthe relational space organizations are innovating, learning andchanging by engaging and expanding social and relationalnetworks.

3. Playspace Is Generative Space.

Organizations that consistently engage their generative coremake space for the intrinsic motivation and passion.

4. Playspace Is Safe Space.

Innovating, learning and changing can be risky, uncomfortableand disorienting processes. Playspace is safe for freshperspectives, new discoveries, and positive change.

5. Playspace Is Timeful Space.

Organizations and workgroups that negotiate the demands of theclock and make playspace for the possibilities available in thepresent 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 thatconsistently bring playspace to life in their organizations.

Epilogue: Living the Questions.

Playspace lives in the questions and thrives on continueddiscovery.

Acknowledgements.

The Author.

Bibliography.

Index.

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