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Transform Your Workplace

The Transform Your Workplace Podcast covers everything you need to build a great workplace. Industry experts, thought-leaders, HR experts and entrepreneurs join us to discuss big ideas that can transform your organization. Each week we cover a new topic, ranging from HR, communication and culture to business growth, leadership and workplace trends.Access more episodes, subscribe, and learn more. 

Nov 24, 2020

We all just want to have fun… but is the workplace really the right setting? In this unique episode of Transform Your Workplace, Brandon Laws gets the lowdown on the benefits of a playful workplace. His guest, Paul Lopushinsky, is a workplace play advocate and the founder of Playficient, a consulting company dedicated to helping companies invest in their employees. Even though it may have a bad wrap, Paul insists that when workplace play is implemented correctly, it can have a significant impact on productivity, morale, and the overall employee experience. 

4 Takeaways:

  • A bottom-up approach is ideal when it comes to creating a playful workplace environment.
  • Play in the workplace leads to a boost in employee morale, productivity, and retention.
  • Companies should be wary of implementing “forced fun” or “mandated play.”
  • A buddy system can be an effective tool in facilitating playfulness at work.


If you want to learn more about Paul Lopushinsky’s ideas about play or learn about your play personality, check out his blog at If you want to hear the full conversation, check out the Transform Your Workplace blog.

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