“Any individual or business that wants great success must take the concept of play seriously. For that matter, play should be the only thing taken seriously.
Play in the workplace is not frivolous, as the hard work advocates would have you believe. Quite the contrary, play has enormous practical value…
Play allows the mind to flow without restrictions – to explore, to experiment, to question, to take risks, to be adventurous, to create to innovate, and to accomplish – without fear of rejection or disapproval. Thus a business that regards fun as “unprofessional” or “improper” or “trivial” or “out of place” stifles the creative and progressive process. That’s like running a highly competitive race with one foot stuck in a bucket.”
– Fred Gratzon, author of The Lazy Way to Success.