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If you want engaged employees, let them play! Wikipedia defines an “engaged employee” as someone who is fully involved in, and enthusiastic about their work, and thus will act in a way that furthers their organization’s interests.
Most corporate and business cultures are set up to produce exactly the opposite effect with its employees. Crammed, shared work spaces, muted neutral colors of walls, carpet and cubicle partitions, discouragement of personal items and personal expression, days jam packed with meeting after meeting, impossible workloads and shortage of resources. Sound like your work environment?
Remember that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” – not to mention a potentially disengaged, uncreative, stressed-out employee.