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Leadermorphosis is a podcast exploring the emerging world of self-management and progressive organisations. Hosted by Lisa Gill, each week features a guest thought leader or practitioner offering a unique perspective on new and innovative ways of working.

Jan 29, 2018

Ed Gonsalves has spent more than two decades studying the concept of play and specialises in designing senior executive programmes for high performance teams in entrepreneurial and large organisations. Is it possible to discover new paradigms of working and leading by incorporate unstructured play into our learning experiences? What do carnaval, prisons and nature have to do with self-managing teams? Ed, an associate professor at Toulouse Business School, Barcelona and the co-founder of The Cooplexity Institute, shares what he has learnt.

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More resources:

  • 'The Land' (Erin Davis, 2015) – a short documentary film about the nature of play, risk and hazard set in a "adventure” playground in North Wales
  • Contact us for further resources and references about play and organisational learning (Ed being an academic, he has plenty!)