When we get grown up it’s easy to forget what fun we had and how we learned new things and and came up with new ideas when we were kids.
We learn to put away childish things and accept that they are not appropriate for the workplace.
When we get grown up we learn we have to speak in particular ways, wear particular clothes, control our emotions including enthusiasm, excitement, and joy, etc.
When we communicate at work we are taught to abstain from using adjectives and metaphors in order to stick to the facts, in the name of clarity.
We are even told to curb our gestures in case we undermine the seriousness of our intended message.
Whatever happened to nurturing our creativity?
Take a look at this great video of AnnMarie Thomas giving a TED talk on the playful side of engineering, science and technology – using play dough.
See if you can find your inner kid again. How could you bring him/her into work more often?