9-1 | Play and Productivity


Play and Productivity
Enhancing the Creative Climate at Workplace Meetings with Play Cues

Samuel E. West, Eva Hoff, and Ingegerd Carlsson


The authors investigate the links between playfulness and creative organizational climates established by other research, using play cues—objects and sweets—they provide participants halfway through workplace meetings. Their findings suggest such cues significantly enhance the creative climate and playfulness in workplace meetings without risking meeting productivity. Key words: adult playfulness; cre-ative climate; organizational behavior; play and productivity; workplace meetings