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WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

“The Executive Playground was born out of a real need to save people from losing their minds at work”

Keren Rosenbaum, Founder Executive Playground

 

WHAT DO WE KNOW?

We need everyone to master effective communication, be responsive, and be a team player

To succeed in today’s hyper-competitive landscape we expect everyone on our team to be on top of their game

The pressure to deliver is MOUNTING

But the tools at our teams’ disposal are lacking

$300,000,000,000

Stress, a key lifestyle factor targeted by many workplace wellness programs, costs U.S businesses an estimated $300 Billion annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, accidents, employee turnover, medical costs and more. (Healthy Advocate)

20%

Worker stress accounts for 20% of direct costs and is associated with high job turnover, strikes, work stoppages and absenteeism (CIGNA))

43%

Of companies agree that workplace wellness programs can help reduce costs. (The institute of Healthcare Consumerism)

70%

Of employees would participate in workplace wellness programs if it was offered by their companies.

83%

Of American employees are stressed by at least one thing at work. (Health Advocate)

26%-30%-28%

Companies implementing effective wellness programs report on an average of $5.93 saving to $1 invested ratio. This includes a 26% saving in health costs, a 30% saving in workers compensation and disability management claims and a 28% reduction in sick days. (The institute of Healthcare Consumerism)

 

WHAT DO WE 
EXPERIENCE?

We all work very hard at “doing our best”. This often leads to stress, frustration, fatigue, poor communication, lack of engagement, or lack of motivation. We become more vulnerable to criticism and mental, emotional and physical burnout. The overall experience of ‘acting out of fear’ leads to unproductive work, more sick days, and isolation.

The costs are devastating to any company!!

 

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

 

HOW DO COMPANIES GO ABOUT FIXING IT?

MOST CURRENT SOLUTIONS FALL SHORT

The effect of many solutions usually wears out the next morning. Some are so expensive that ROI  cannot be justified and too often these solutions address only the symptoms of stress and broken communications while completely IGNORING THE ROOT cause.

 

OUR SOLUTION = PLAYFULNESS!

 

SUCCESS FAVORS THE PLAYFUL

 

PLAYING IS

The way kids are learning

Naturally relieving inhibition

Turning mistakes into opportunities

Adaptive and inclusive

How nature grows animals and humans

While the immediate association of play is fun, silly and whimsical. "...playful adults allow stressors to roll off more easily as we are all wired by evolution to play… we should think about play as a catalyst and understand that even a little practice of it can go a long way towards boosting our productivity and happiness.”

 

Lynn L. Barnett, MD

College of Applied Health and Science, Illinois

“Listening is one of the most important, most difficult, and most neglected skills in communication. It demands that the administrator concentrate not only on the explicit meanings another person is expressing, but also on the implicit meanings, unspoken words, and undertones that may be far more significant. Thus, an administrator must learn to listen with the inner ear if he is to know the inner person.”

 

 Dr. Fred C. Lunenburg 

Sam Houston State University

By adopting a SERIOUSLY PLAYFUL mindset you are able to fully engage and respond from an experience of safety rather than one of fear. Seriously playful people transform their environment and become creative, productive, involved and communicative. We have REPEATEDLY SEEN that playfulness is the cutting edge solution for a company’s wellness and the ticket to its success.

 

Can playfulness impact creativity and productivity?

Can it improve emotional and mental health?

Can Playfulness be taught?

Can everyone become playful?

Can my team acquire reusable tools?

 

 YES! 

AND IT'S

SUPER EASY!!

IT STARTS WITH LISTENING…

REALLY LISTENING

Which is why we created the Active Listening Playground (ALP) that offers both the ENVIRONMENT and the TOOLS for implementing listening and developing some serious playing skills.

 

WHAT DO

WE OFFER?

3 experiential workshop-style programs for groups as small as 1 to as large as 1000

OVERTURE 

A taste of playfulness with a short 1-1.5hr introduction

LEADERS 

A half day of some serious play that get deeper into the ALP

RETREAT 

1-3 full days in a retreat setting leading to a large scale concluding event

 

HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD?

WE LISTEN TO YOUR NEEDS

We'll identify TOGETHER specific areas where the Executive Playground can drive positive change.

WE PICK THE TIME, PLACE, SIZE

We'll help lock in a time that works for everyone and even help locate the best spot in the office for our session.

WE ACTIVATE THE CROWD

We'll send reminders, digital fliers and exciting posters. You get the people to our meeting place and listen in amazement as the magic happens.