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Using Workplace Play to Inspire, Motivate and Engage Employees.

Playful Employees Draw Customers Nearer and Keep Them Coming Back

Playful Employees Draw Customers Nearer and Keep Them Coming Back
Evidence shows that customers sense joy and passion in a company’s employees, and this, more than any marketing gimmicks, draws them nearer. Natura...

Why We Must Retire the Term, "Work-Life Balance" Yesterday - Work is Part of Life

Why We Must Retire the Term, "Work-Life Balance" Yesterday - Work is Part of Life
Your people are burning the candle at both ends. It worries you, so you send out emails about the importance of work-life balance and urge your te...

A Study of Play in an Unlikely Place

A Study of Play in an Unlikely Place
I always have my eyes and ears open for good stories about the power of play. This week, a story came from an unlikely place. This is the first ti...

Announcing the Launch of Our Newest Workplace Board Game: Bid

Announcing the Launch of Our Newest Workplace Board Game: Bid
Bid has been under development since before An Hour of Play launched our online store. It was one of the games we designed using the game invention...

9 Things We All Do That Kill Creativity

9 Things We All Do That Kill Creativity
I’ve been a creative type as long as I can remember. I paint, write, sing, and draw. I’m an entrepreneur, so I’m coming up with something new every...

More Than Any Workplace Incentive, a Playful Boss Keeps Employees Engaged - Five Ways to be a More Playful Boss

More Than Any Workplace Incentive, a Playful Boss Keeps Employees Engaged - Five Ways to be a More Playful Boss
Employees don’t leave companies – they leave bosses, a familiar theory confirmed time and again in management science everywhere. I read this again...

Putting a Man on the Moon was the Most Playful Thing Humans Have Ever Done

Putting a Man on the Moon was the Most Playful Thing Humans Have Ever Done
I recently watched the 2018 Universal Pictures film, First Man, about the Apollo 11 mission to the moon and all the hardships the team at NASA endu...

Welcome to An Hour of Play's New Online Store

You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato January 2019 is an exciting month at An Hour of Play. ...