Homo Ludens1. Literally Man
Meaning Mankind Playing. We all have played. We still play. And as human species will play forever. This playful mindset and behavior are innate.
In my Search of Homo Ludens I observe that many interviewees separate playfulness from serious work. In professional serious life there is no space for playfulness. Play is ‘not done’. But in play there is always space for seriousness. While – today – finding novel, innovative products and services needs creativity, imagination and failingforward, fueled by playful mindsets.
Homo Ludens, where is she? Have you seen her lately?
In this workshop we explore our playful mindset and actions. We search, try and feel. We do it together. How Might We tap into our innate, own personal source of play again, to enrich our ability to connect humanly, in order to serve and lead others?
Let’s take the first steps.
1Homo Ludens , a Study of the Play-Element in Culture – Johan Huizing (1938)
We need more play!
It was a great session in which we reflected on our own thoughts about play (and fun).
And I learned there are actually 16 different “types” of fun, it's not just “playing” games.
We identified super powers to leverage to protect our playfullness in learning.
Yuen Yen had a great Miro board prepared for us to work on.