The Power of Play: Making Good Teams Great (Interactive Presentation - 60 mins)

“Screw work let’s play!” 

Do you sometimes wish you could goof off work and play? In this interactive presentation, inspired by the theory and experience of play, we’ll demonstrate why play isn’t just essential for creativity and innovation, but crucial to our survival and overall well-being. We’ll begin with the definition of play based on a 6-step framework followed by an exploration of why we play and how we play. We’ll investigate the relationship of work and play and demonstrate how, instead of being mutually exclusive, both are necessary for personal and group creativity and achievement. We’ll finish off with useful guidelines for bringing more play into your life. And if you play your cards right, you’ll leave with plenty of ideas to achieve your recommended daily amount of play!

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Portia Tung combines business strategies with play to bring about positive organisational change as Global Agile and Lean Coach at A leading investment bank.

She's also an international speaker, and the creator of concepts such as Playmaking <<a href="http://www.playmaking.org/" style="font-size : 16px">http://www.playmaking.org/> and Enterprise Gardening <http://www.enterprisegardening.org/> .

She's had a number of roles over the years, ranging from Java developer, to development manager, Agile consultant-coach and facilitator. She's most passionate about realising and increasing human potential through Systems Thinking, Real Options and team collaboration. She strives to build effective and meaningful teams <http://www.selfishprogramming.com/2008/12/27/how-agile-are-you-really/> by pragmatically applying Lean and Agile Values, Principles and Practices.

She's also the author of The Dream Team Nightmare <http://pragprog.com/book/ptdream/the-dream-team-nightmare> , the first ever Agile novel where your decisions determine the outcome of the story. If you've enjoyed her sessions or her coaching style, you'll love this first novel in the Agile Adventures <http://www.agileadventures.org/> series.

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  • Andrew L.

    you already had me at: “Screw work let’s play!” ;-)

    1 · August 12

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