Post Status Excerpt (No. 20) — Yoast Acquired, Businesses Need To Allow More Play

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Can play help us work smarter? Should companies set aside time to explore, goof off, or entertain each other with no particular outcome in mind?

Allowing time to goof off or pursuing a passion improves team connections.

Professor Jane Dutton from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business suggests “four ways to build high-quality workplace connections” — respectful engagement, support, trust — and play. Play is what Cory and David focus on in this episode — why should companies set aside time for time to explore, goof off, or entertain each other with no particular outcome in mind?

Also covered in this episode: Only an hour before recording this, Yoast announced it is being acquired by Newfold Digital — formerly known at least in part as Endurance International Group (EIG). David and Cory share their initial thoughts with more analysis still to come.

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