Five things determine workplace culture:
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How corporations and their employees execute these determines the experience of each employee. Accountability for culture rests not only in the hands of leaders. No matter what your role or level of influence, you can have a profound impact on your company culture. Your workplace experience can be joyful and rewarding by embracing something humans do very well - play.
Whether we call it “unwinding,” “chilling,” or “hanging out,” play is how adults relieve stress. It is food for our hearts and minds. We restore ourselves emotionally and mentally through play. Play is how we connect with others and build relationships. Through play we rally around important causes and gain a sense of togetherness. What we truly love is what we play at most, and when we don’t do enough of it, we feel unfulfilled. Because of its power to strengthen relationships, teach us new things and help us manage stress, play improves workplace communication, relationships, decision-making, teambuilding, and change.
This two-day workshop examines play in adults and how it can be used to manage emotions, stimulate creativity, and strengthen relationships and communication in the workplace. We review how leaders can use specific play types to help their teams achieve more every day. We explore how things previously thought to be happy accidents, like authenticity and a sense of teamwork, can be activated at will.
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Michele Rochon has had a 20-year career in marketing and business development in professional services. Rochon has worked in senior consultant roles for four global AEC firms and provided learning and workshop facilitation to dozens more, plus other industries including IT, insurance, non-profit, and government, on the topics of marketing, business development, proposal management, account strategies, interviewing, and business storytelling. Rochon has a unique approach to teaching – based on eight years of research on the effects of play on the adult learning mind in corporate settings, she integrates play and games to make the learning experience more memorable, engaging, and relevant.