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EMC Topic #11: Play in the Workplace

December 6, 2022 @ 17:30 - 19:00 CET

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Come along for our next edition of the series “Empowering Meaningful Conversations”

What do we see in organisations that introduce elements of play to help their teams to build ‘creative muscle’?

Valuing play as part of organisational culture increases the capacity to learn, adapt and innovate.  The past few years have underlined the importance of innovation and creative problem-solving in assisting companies to adapt and overcome a myriad of issues and challenges. Innovation can foster growth, reinvigorates the employee population, allow the organisation to transition into new markets or to capitalize on new trends. Serious Play has been identified as one of the critical elements that frees people’s minds and allows them to embrace lateral and more creative thinking.  Join us to discuss potential strategies and processes that leaders might employ to encourages ‘serious play’ that supports creativity & Innovation in their organisation. 

Please join us for a Virtual Kitchen Table Conversation on Tuesday, December 6 at 17:30 CET

We are using the same question as last month to demonstrate how a change in the opening (bite-sized) question can impact the content and direction of the conversation.

This session will be moderated by Ainsley Francis.  Ainsley is a process-agnostic craftsperson and designer working within a variety of frameworks, systems & structures. From conversation, to craft, to code, she strives to leverage delightful experiences to explore compelling questions. She devotes her deep creative talent to enhancing the beauty & accessibility of information.

Date and Time

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 17:30 – 19:00 16:30 – 18:00 11:30 – 13:00(Please sign in five minutes early so that we can start promptly) Please confirm your participation by the Friday before the event date lisa@strataffect.com This session will be recorded.


Please Note! We are switching to TEAMS for this session. If you are unfamiliar, it works the same way as Zoom, if you do not have the app installed you are able to join in browser.

About Kitchen Table Conversation

Kitchen Table Conversations create a comfortable and safe environment for lively conversation and active information exchange and sharing. They allow participants to reside in a state of heightened co-operation, generating new and innovative ways of looking at problems, and ensuring that examples live on in the minds of the participants.

The creator, Rick Wolfe, is recognized internationally for the animated conversations he produces using his unique approach. The book, Innovation at the Kitchen Table, co-authored by Rick and Lisa Francis-Jennings, can be found on Amazon.

Kitchen Table Conversation Training

Running team meetings? Developing action plans for Organisational Change Management initiatives? Need to mobilise the team to create innovative solutions? It all starts with better conversations. Contact lisa@strtaffect.com to find out about training program based upon the KTC methodology.


December 6, 2022
17:30 - 19:00 CET