George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” As I do improv based training, I am constantly amazed at how eager adults are to play games. Even the most up tight executive seems to welcome the opportunity to engage in a few moments of frivolity. Of course at Laugh2Learn we combine playing with learning so we get added value from our play.

Here is a game you can play at work almost any time. It doesn’t require any tools and only takes a few minutes. In addition to just being fun, it will help you apply the “yes… and” principle and develop good relationships with coworkers. It’s called “Dr. Know It All,” and involves at least three players. The rules are quite simple. Some one asks a question and then speaking one word at a time, three people answer it. The first person says the first word of the answer the second the second the third the third and the first the fourth, and so on.

Here is a brief demonstration:


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