Let the Adults Play: How Integrating Play Leads to Transformative Success

Stop Blaming Avocados

Apr 19 2023 • 1 hr 17 mins

Acey Holmes is a play advocate and enabler and the founder of BoredLess. She wants adults to engage in more play and thinks that they deserve more play. But why and what does that mean? As a former speech and language pathologist, Acey has decades of experience studying the effects of play and flow on the brain and behavior. Her passion for empowering adults to rediscover the joy of play has led to transformative success for both individuals and organizations.

In this episode, Acey joins me to discuss what is play, what it isn't (hint: we'll talk about gamification), how play can be integrated into the workplace, and the neuroscience behind it all.

Key takeaways? Learn how adults can learn new tricks at any age, how to liven up work and in doing so, increase productivity and collaboration (and heck, make it way more enjoyable), and how your brain reacts to all the "cool drugs" that naturally occur in your body (hint: dopamine!)

Links to books and more referenced in this episode:
Joy Inc. by Richard Sheridan
Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace
Flow The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (or anything else he has written!)
Using Play to Rewire and Improve Your Brain by Andrew Huberman

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