“It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the PLAY and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.”
It Pays To PLAY
By Kristi Herold
“All work and no play make for a dull workplace…and a costly one.”
Organizations that provide opportunities for employees to playfully connect, bond, and build friendships see improvements in retention, engagement, and innovation. Intentional play at work, creates a culture which benefits all employees’ physical and mental health and a company’s bottom line. It Pays to PLAY is a rich resource filled with ideas for play at work—whether in-person, hybrid, or remote—and illustrates how the ROI from play is multi-faceted and exponential. Learn the ways play can be easily and affordably implemented—regardless of your industry—benefiting everyone from the most junior employee to the C-suite right through to the end customer. It truly does pay to play.
Our team at Morning Brew enjoyed some laughs with a virtual Scavenger Hunt led by Kristi’s team at JAM and we fully agree with the ideas shared in her book. Playing and laughing together will strengthen bonds amongst your team enhancing creativity and innovation no matter what industry you’re in.
It Pays to PLAY is spot on. Great leadership means understanding how to create engagement with your team and Kristi Herold has definitely mastered this! A must read for anyone interested in understanding and implementing the power of PLAY.
There’s no one in the world who understands the importance of play in the workplace better than Kristi Herold. With “It Pays To Play,” she shares the secret to building a great company culture and happy customers. This is the book that I wish I had when I started in the Industry. I would share it with everyone on our team as I know it would bring more joy, purpose and fun to our company than I could have ever imagine.
Having known Kristi for over 20 years, I can confidently say no one knows the power of play better – and when it comes to injecting fun and play in the workplace she is worth listening to.
Kristi Herold shares the secret that many great leaders have known for years, teams that play together, stay together.
Kristi Herold’s collection of real-life stories and studies about the importance of play for physical and mental health, combined with tactical ideas on implementation, provide the motivation you need to improve your corporate culture for the betterment of your entire team.
This book isn’t a steamy romance novel. But it will get your heart racing, your face smiling, and your body moving in ways you never thought possible. Don’t press play. Read about it. Then do it, and get your team doing it too.
*Fun Fact: For Canadian sales, the commission I earn will go directly to Keep Playing Kids, an organization committed to providing kids with access to organized sports regardless of income, gender or skill level.