Teams Come Together By Playing Well

To understand how important play is to an organization’s success, simply ask Stuart Brown, the director of the Institute of Play. Dr. Brown recently asked at his TED Talk entitled “Play Is More Than Fun:” "What do most Nobel Laureates, innovative entrepreneurs, artists and performers, well-adjusted children, happy couples and families, and the most successfully adapted mammals have in common? They play enthusiastically throughout their lives.” So, how can an organization incorporate play into their work culture, where there are already so many competing priorities? That is where we come in.

What We Offer:


The goals of our organizational play workshops are to inspire creative collaboration, challenge the resiliency of your staff through play, and remind your staff that work can be fun and challenging at the same time. Potential outcomes from this workshop:

  • A greater sense of understanding and connection between your staff, as they will now know how others play, and in turn, how they best work.
  • A willingness to tackle problems from a play perspective, embracing failure as part of the process of finding the solution.
  • A rejuvenated staff who rediscovers what they find fun about their job and their organization.

What We Bring:

We bring tens of thousands of pieces of LEGO®, a customized organizational play challenge that fits your organization's goals, and experienced organizational play facilitators who are all about play.

You bring the people.  Together, we solve problems through play.

At Play-Well, we believe that play reveals who you are, and who you are inspires your work.  There was a time when our play was our work.  Remember when you were a kid, and your imagination had no limits?  Through play, you expressed your creativity, solved problems, and explored the world.

We believe that establishing a culture of play helps create that environment. In our experience, organizations that play well create the conditions for exploration, unconventional thinking, and innovation. That culture of play allows for big risks and also failure, as resiliency is a crucial part of the journey towards success.

  • “We loved your workshop. Everyone really enjoyed a hands-on look at leadership and teamwork.”

    American Federation of School Administrators
  • “It was a fun and inspiring session. Would love to see more.”

  • Many thanks for your outstanding presentation lego workshop this past saturday.... simply excellent. My hope was to generate enthusiasm, heightened energy, and a shared purpose for our group of hard-working residents.... You accomplished that and more. Our moment was fun, spirited, and happily chaotic. We are still abuzz with the moment. Many thanks for your spirit of good cheer with our gang.

    Dr. Benjamin Doolittle, MD Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine
  • “Wow factor! Great way to learn about leadership, planning, and combining our resources with other teams.”

    American Federation of School Administrators
  • “Learned a lot about process and collaboration. Nice change of pace.”