When my kids were really young, they enjoyed going to religious school on the weekend.

Why would a child look forward to more schooling on the weekend? Mostly because it didn’t feel like school. Kids would learn ancient stories and wisdom by doing arts and crafts, learning songs, creating plays and making cookies. In other words, it felt like playtime.

It’s possible to do the same thing in the workplaces of adults. One such example showed up in my Givitas inbox today. One ethics officer at my organization is creating a game of multiple-choice questions to create awareness around our policies, trainings and controls. Rather than writing a bland newsletter article about a policy or sending a training-deadline reminder (threat?), she’s creating a game that will have the same educational effect with none of the corporate heaviness.

Is there room for such activities where you work?

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