Research and Markets: from Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement

DUBLIN, Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's book "From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing Through Dynamic Engagement" to their offering.

From Workplace to Playspace is about visionary, courageous, innovative, and persistent organizations that challenge long-held preconceptions about the incompatibility of workplace and playspace. Each day organizations across industries and with wide-ranging missions are discovering that playspace is the space they can and must create every day at work if they are to think creatively, question old assumptions, respond effectively to the unexpected, and engage all to work at the top of their talent.

Filled with case examples from such organizations as Learning Curve International, Google, Chicago Public Schools, Umpqua Bank, and Threadless, the author provides both the conceptual framework and the principles to guide practitioners to create playspace for innovating, learning and changing in their organizations.

Key Topics Covered: 1. Workplace to Playspace: A New Mindset for Success.

Reclaiming play as a key dynamic for organizational success and creating space for all to develop their capacities for innovating, learning and changing.

2. Playspace Is Relational Space.

By developing relational intelligence and tapping the power of the relational space organizations are innovating, learning and changing by engaging and expanding social and relational networks.

3. Playspace Is Generative Space.

Organizations that consistently engage their generative core make space for the intrinsic motivation and passion.

4. Playspace Is Safe Space.

Innovating, learning and changing can be risky, uncomfortable and disorienting processes. Playspace is safe for fresh perspectives, new discoveries, and positive change.

5. Playspace Is Timeful Space.

Organizations and workgroups that negotiate the demands of the clock and make playspace for the possibilities available in the present moment create timeful space.

6. Playspace Is Provocative Space.

Provocative space stretches our familiar ways of thinking, being, and doing.

7. Sustaining Playspace.

Recurring themes and best practices of organizations that consistently bring playspace to life in their organizations.

About the Author: Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., is founder and president of Meyer Creativity Associates.

She teaches at DePaul University where she is also a Faculty Fellow at both the Center to Advance Education for Adults and the Center for Creativity and Innovation at the College of Commerce and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Meyer speaks and consults internationally.

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