This is a great article on the link between play and innovation. Play is a place of openness, experimenting and surprising ourselves.
Outside-the-box thinking, innovative products, ideas and approaches - these are gold to growing, adaptive organizations. The problem is that leaders often don't know how to help their people get there. You may know the saying, "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten." So how do we get something new? Roger Chandler of Intel shares his insights on applying principles of improvisational theatre to get quick results from collaborative teams: