Historically, play has been considered to be the opposite of work; these two concepts are considered independent and mutually exclusive. We work to get things done, and we play to have fun. These days, however, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to separate the two. By focusing on a problem that needs to be solved and playing with various approaches and ideas, organizations can conjure up creative solutions. In this issue, we look at different notions of play and explore what it means from a variety of perspectives.