From the book Serious Play by Michael Schrage –
“The essence of serious play is the challenge and thrill of confronting uncertainties. Whether uncertainties are obstacles or allies depends on how you play .The challenge of converting uncertainty into manageable risks or opportunities explains why serious play is a rational behaviour for innovators. Serious play is about improvising with the unanticipated to create new value Any tools, technologies, techniques or toys that lets people improve how they play seriously with uncertainty is guaranteed to improve the quality of innovation.”
Serious play was the spirit of the Let’s Play workshop conducted for the Innovation Day gathering for a client a few weeks ago. A simple agreement for committing to uphold safety and trust within our teams, can liberate the potential to experiment and turn the lens of obstacles into a lens of opportunities and resources.