Internal & External Communications

Reducing Burnout and Increasing Productivity Through Purposeful Play

November 18, 2024

10:45 am - 11:45 am |

In today’s fast-paced society, where burnout is a common struggle, it’s time for a refreshing change. According to a CareerBuilder survey on stress, 61% of employees are burned out on the job. The solution to this massive problem is more than just vowing to take vacation time. It requires changing the way we work all together to incorporate more rest, levity, play, and renewal into our day. Step outside of the hustle and into the world of play!


We’ll share eye-opening insights on how embracing play can transform your organization’s culture and improve the mental health and well-being of your employees. Embracing play and playfulness within an organization not only fosters a vibrant and engaging culture, but also significantly enhances the overall well-being, health, and productivity of its employees, resulting in a happier and more successful workforce. In this session, you’ll get a clearer understanding of the impact of incorporating play into your workday. In addition, you’ll learn activities that will help you elevate your team’s mood, enhance creativity, and increase their capacity for connection. Whether you’re a play enthusiast or a play skeptic, this session will equip you with practical activities and strategies to reignite your team’s energy and connection.


Approved for one point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Gary Ware

Founder / Break Through Play

Gary Ware, founder of Breakthrough Play and author of the influential book, Playful Rebellion: Maximize Workplace Success Through The Power of Play, is a standout corporate facilitator and keynote speaker with over 20 years in the business arena. Partnering with top-tier companies like SAP and Intuit, Gary excels in employing improv and playful methodologies to enhance team creativity, confidence, and collaboration. Beyond his workshops and speaking engagements, Gary enjoys magic and adventures with his family. Recently, he was celebrated as one of the Top 25 Emerging Culture Creators by Culture Amp in the category The Future of Work.