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1. Challenges of Playspace (Image retrieved through MindMeister)

1.1. Employee Participation -in order for playspace to have the positive effects, employees must actively participate with others. To overcome this obstacle employees must receive permission to participate and engage their whole self (Meyers, 2012).

1.2. Inclusive Culture -having a culture that is inclusive for all employees and that everyone feels comfortable engaging is important. To solve this playspace ideas will be rotated and new ideas can be submitted

1.3. Safe Discussion -setting ground rules for playspace as an area where open discussion on topics is okay as it fosters creativity and will help lead to solutions

2. Adult Learning Theories (Image retrieved through MindMeister)

2.1. Knowles Adult Learning Theory Assumptions

2.1.1. One assumption of Knowles learning theories is that adults are motivated to learn (eLearning Industry, 2o13). By creating a playspace intrinsic motivation is promoted. This area allows for collaboration where employees value each other and work. As a result adults are able to meet challenges, innovate, and overcome obstacles (Meyers, 2012).

2.2. Kolbs Experiential Learning Theory

2.2.1. This learning theory states that concepts are learned and then able to be applied to different situations (McLeod, 2013). New concepts are learned through new experiences. Through playspace employees are encouraged to try new things in a safe environment. By experiencing new activities in the playspace experiential learning will occur.

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5. How playspace will affect the organization (Image retrieved through MindMeister)

5.1. Playspace will promote several benefits by allowing employees to engage in this type of play. Benefits include increased employee satisfaction because they feel valued (Meyers, 2012). In addition increased innovation and collaboration occurs because employees engage in new creative ways of thinking. Employees feel energized from taking a mental break and are able to overcome new challenges.

6. Mission (Image retrieved through MindMeister)

6.1. The company's strategic vision is to provide high level customer service by promoting our core values and empowering employees to make decisions.

6.2. Adding a playspace area will promote employee motivation, increase collaboration, improve satisfaction, and allow employees to overcome obstacles.

7. Transformative Learning (Image retrieved through MindMeister)

7.1. This is when an individual is able to bring their whole self to work such as emotions and spiritual being (Meyers, 2012). The employee feels valued and they are no longer focused on work but shifts to play. As a result new experiences are engaged and personal growth and development occurs as their whole self is safely experienced at work.