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Session 309: An Extraordinary Workplace Is More Than Ping Pong Tables and Bean Bag Chairs

Wednesday, April 10 at 3:00 PM

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We've all heard the stories about the companies that have ping-pong tables and gaming consoles in the break room, or that treat their staffs to weekly lunches and unlimited snacks. Google and Zappos are famous for the extras they provide to boost employee engagement. Leaders often hear these stories and think that just by adding some of these elements to their culture, the team will be more engaged, invested, and diligent. The truth is, it takes much more than a few perks to create, build, and sustain an amazing company culture. Attend this session to learn about:

  • The top four culture mistakes companies make
  • The importance of promoting a culture of failing forward vs. fear of failing
  • The difference between leading and managing people and teams
  • The role of play in improving engagement and profitability

Kai Dickens

Culture Strategist & Team Building Consultant


Kai Dickens is a culture strategist and team-building consultant with more than 15 years of experience in leadership development, including team building, Millennial management, employee engagement, and organizational culture. His passion for leadership development and talent for changing cultures lead him to create PLAYOLOGY, a transformational training company. As the go-to Millennial and culture expert, he's passionate about bridging the communication and cultural gap between executives, directors, owners, and Millennials. Using play as the vehicle for change, Kai has created a unique way of improving understanding, trust, and communication between generations and teams.