I read this article yesterday about adults needing recess.
It made me think, I’m lucky to get to work with people who love to play.
It’s true. Some of us might take to popping a co-worker with a Nerf bullet every now and then. I might be one of those people. Yeah, I know it sounds cliché.
I’m not ashamed. I’ve heard that the act of play is a sign of intelligence. That we are the most creative, curious, and imaginative when we allow ourselves to use our kindergarten minds. We can relearn to see things with fresh eyes, without preconceptions.
For instance, I know that this is a boring mailing tube, but my mind still chooses not to see what it actually is. Hey, kindergarteners, do you see what I see?
Rest assured, though we love to play, we actually do work here. We also create great work, and I believe it's a result of making the work process great.
That's the special sauce. I may be wrong, but I am certainly having fun.