WHAT DO WE KNOW?
To succeed in today's hyper-competitive landscape we expect everyone on our team to be on the top of their game.
We need everyone to master effective communications, be responsive and be a team player.
The pressure to deliver is MOUNTING
But the tools at our team's disposal are lacking
THE COSTS ARE DEVASTING TO ANY COMPANY!!
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, increased sick days, and isolation.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
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.
Worker stress accounts for 20% of direct costs and is associated with high job turnover, strikes, work stoppages and absenteeism (CIGNA)
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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)
Of companies agree that workplace wellness programs can help reduce costs.
(The institute of Healthcare Consumerism)
Of American employees are stressed by at least one thing at work. (Health Advocate)
Of employees would participate in workplace wellness programs if provided by their companies.
The way kids are learning
Allows for mistakes
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.
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.
From a short OVERTURE of 1.5 hour for a taste.
Getting more serious with a half day LEADERS sessions.
A RETREAT of a comprehensive 1 to 3 full days leading to a large scale final 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.