According to Plato, “You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
That’s one of the reasons I like to play games when I work with people or when I'm facilitating a THNK program. It helps me to truly see the people I work with. Not only just see them, but also see their light and joy, their best and happiest selves. It’s almost magical to see how an individual or a group loosens up when they laugh and play. It’s as if someone turned on the light in a shaded room and suddenly everything looks different.
The games I use most often come from improvisational theatre. These particular games have helped me to be a more playful and flexible person myself, and also taught me creative leadership skills.
Here are 7 reasons why leaders should start playing more games straight away: