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Relational Book for Parenting, Part 6: Why Is Play The Answer for Businesses and Families Alike?

Both families and buisnesses can focus too heavily on hierarchy, roles, control, and risk-averse decision making

One of the most generative ways to leverage the power of play in our lives is by seeing it as a force for making organizations more lateral. Play is equally powerful in small organizations, like families, or big organizations, like companies. In either case, play shifts our daily interactions away from roles and more toward relationships, allowing all parties to bring their more innovative ideas and creativity.

From our book, The Relational Book for Parenting.

“In relationships, we each perform our distinctive versions of the ideas we share. This distinctiveness is deeply human and it is linked to why play is such a powerful creative force. In play, we welcome the generative nature of coordinating divergent ideas. And even better, in play, we intentionally hold our stories or beliefs more lightly. This expands the relational space as we allow ourselves to stay open and notice what is emerging in the dance of our distinctiveness. Play, in partnership with curiosity, transforms us into joyful learners and makers of our interconnected lives. It is the source of a wider range of options in how we go forward in life.

“Choosing to be playful doesn’t make our ideas more flexible, it simply acknowledges that they already are.”

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OUR SERIES:

The Relational Book for Parenting, Part 1: Where Are Our Feelings Created?

The Relational Book for Parenting, Part 2: Labeling Our Emotions

The Relational Book for Parenting, Part 3: Witnessing Our Children’s Difficult Emotions

The Relational Book for Parenting, Part 4: We Live the Stories We Tell

The Relational Book for Parenting, Part 5: Tracking the Powerful Influence of Context

The Relational Book for Parenting, Part 6: Why Is Play The Answer for Businesses and Families Alike?

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