With the average adult attention span at 8 seconds, it’s no longer enough to present information in lectures and slideshows.
More than an activity, play is a mindset that encourages curiosity and adaptability.
A culture of play creates a safe environment for creativity and innovation to flourish.
When play is practiced with intention, it can be a profound vehicle for accelerating growth, learning and development.
Induces a “flow” state, ideal for creativity and the learning of new skills
Lights up the whole brain and creates new neural path ways that literally make you smarter
Strengthens collaboration, builds creative problem-solving skills, and helps your team to overcome challenges quickly and easily.
Watch real people (not actors) having a real experience as they learn and play the game.
Observe the power of the debrief to magnify and accelerate meaning for each participant.
Get the inside scoop on the do’s and don’ts that make this game be successful.
Get a Downloadable PDF that you can print out and take with you, so you have a cheatsheet with key instructions on how to lead the game.
Select and save your favorite games so you can go back and re-visit them at anytime, without having to scan through the whole library.
Search the library to find the perfect game for your context, depending on how much time you have, how many people are in your group, and what kind of themes you want to emphasize.
See examples of how these games can be linked together in time-tested combinations to create hours of programming that deliver profound results.
Create your own sequences based off of real life scenarios you are designing for. Save sequences with custom titles to refer to and use again later.
It’s hard to learn new games by reading them on paper! It’s nearly impossible to tell how people will respond, how to clearly model the instructions, and how to anticipate the potential pitfalls. By watching the video you get the living felt sense of being in the room.
Searching for videos of games on YouTube is often a long and frustrating process, sorting through exercises that are not relevant or appropriate for your group or context. Our easy search filters sort through the library to give you what you need quickly.
It’s expensive and time consuming to take in-person workshops, hoping you might pick up a useful game or two. With this video library all the games are always at your fingertips for a minimal investment.
You can use these activities to accelerate connection, learning and impact at any live event, such as:
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"Our people walked out of the room saying they experienced greater levels of trust and connection, felt better able to communicate effectively, and most importantly felt safer to take risks and share creative ideas with their co-workers. I can't think of anything more valuable."
"Jenny mixes a powerful combination of play with tools for teams to work through transitions, culture issues and creativity breakthroughs. She never crosses the line into 'hokey' and keeps teams out of their comfort zone while learning and having fun."
Over the years, I had become the person people called when they needed an infusion of meaningful play in their events. After hundreds of these one-on-one consultations, I decided to launch this library of videos as a way of making these impactful exercises available to more people like you!
The Play On Purpose library is the culmination of 20 years of researching, learning, and developing playful methods for engaging groups. I have used these exercises with tens of thousands of people around the world, and I am confident that they can work their magic on any group.
Each exercise is a precious gem that can be themed and re-interpreted in a million ways to deliver the experience that your group needs right now. I hope you find these tools useful in your practice, and that you continue to experiment with them and make them your own.
Jenny Sauer-Klein is an experience designer and master facilitator who specializes in dynamic learning experiences that help companies engage their employees and bring their culture to life. She has designed and facilitated offsites and programs for companies like Airbnb, Dropbox, Genentech, VMware, ESPN, and Toyota, as well as running her signature Experience Design Training for internal teams. She trains people to use the power of play to drive learning and development in groups and teams through a curated collection of team building videos at Play On Purpose.
She is also the founder and director of The Culture Conference, an invite-only event for 175 business leaders who are committed to personal growth and building positive culture in their own organizations. In her previous career as the co-founder of AcroYoga, she successfully scaled an international brand, community and organization with millions of practitioners including Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. She has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Fast Company, and Inc., as well as Tim Ferriss’ book Tools of Titans.
Adam Rinder is a master facilitator and executive leadership coach who has developed a framework to shift mindsets and motivation towards amplifying human potential. His approach is a synthesis of more than 15 years of facilitating live, transformative events and building community through the healing arts. Adam has been featured as a guest lecturer at the university level on the topic of cultivating meaningful relationships and inspiring greater purpose in young adults.
He is the founder of the Culture Crash Course, supporting leadership teams to create the optimal conditions for their staff to collaborate with high levels of trust, synergy and purpose. Adam draws heavily upon his experience as a founding member of AcroYoga, leveraging collaborative skills to accelerate personal growth and reveal valuable insights into how we show up in relationship and community. He has worked privately with some of the world’s most influential silicon valley entrepreneurs, fashion icons and film directors. He has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show, KTLA News, The Village Voice and New York Magazine.
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