From Drab to Fab: Using Play to Supercharge Your Workplace with Jeff Harry

April 03, 2023

In today's world, work can often feel overwhelming and stressful, leading to burnout and a lack of creativity. That's where play comes in.
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In today's workplaces, work and fun are often seen as opposites. HR professionals, managers, and directors find themselves stuck in the somber realities of workplace compliance and corporate policies. But why let drab tasks run your day-to-day routine? Instead of following a mundane grind, it's time to take advantage of the power of play! Adding playful activities into your workplace can ultimately help supercharge morale, productivity, and profitability for your organization. Tune in to learn about how you can make work more enjoyable for everyone involved! We'll also explore why shows like Ted Lasso are great examples of using of play and positivity to motivate others and lead to success in the workplace.

Jeff Harry has worked with Google, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, Adobe, the NFL, Amazon, and Facebook, helping their staff to infuse more play into the day-to-day. He is an international speaker who has presented at conferences such as INBOUND, SXSW, and Australia’s Pausefest, showing audiences how major issues in the workplace can be solved using play. His playwork has been featured in the NY Times, Mashable, Upworthy, Shondaland, and Wired. Jeff believes that while we spend most of our time pretending to be important, serious grownups, it's when we let go of that facade and play, that the real magic happens. Fully embracing your own nerdy genius — whatever that is — gives you the power to make a difference and change lives.


Shari Simpson

Senior Manager Thought Leadership

Jeff Harry

Keynote Speaker / Workplace Consultant / Laughter Yoga / Owner Rediscover Your Play
Rediscover Your Play

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