Shh! Don’t tell return to work keynote speakers and future of work experts: Work sucks! Or so we often assume, that is… But as our  new book FUN AT WORK™: How to Boost Creativity, Unleash Innovation, and Reinvent the Future of Work Using the Transformative Power of Play reveals, it doesn’t have to when you apply more fun and forward-thinking approaches to your business, leadership, and HR strategies. The latest offering in the critically-acclaimed POP FUTURE™ professional development and training system from the return to work keynote speakers and future of work experts at FutureProof strategies – which makes it easier to talk about and teach new topics, trends, and technologies – FUN AT WORK can be found at or purchased in paperback edition starting Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Want to inspire and motivate your employees to greatness, create a corporate culture of success, and build tomorrow’s workplace today? From attracting and retaining top talent to unleashing your ability to adapt, grow, and stay one step ahead of industry change, FUN AT WORK reveals how tomorrow’s business leaders can consistently create a roadmap to ongoing success by leveraging the transformative power of play. A crash course in cutting-edge leadership and management methodologies from today’s top return to work keynote speakers and future of work experts, it demonstrates how to design the workplace of the future − and leverage new corporate and workforce strategies to turn your organization into a powerhouse of creativity, productivity, and innovation.

Inside the pages of FUN AT WORK, readers won’t just discover how to craft winning HR strategies and solutions, and create more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workspaces. They’ll also learn how to radically boost organizational output and performance − not to mention employee motivation and engagement.

Offering a fresh and inspired take on leadership, it explains how to:

  • Lead, Inspire, and Motivate a Next-Generation Workforce
  • Unlock Creativity and Innovation in Your Business
  • Build an Award-Winning Workplace and Working Model
  • Recruit and Retain Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • Adapt to Ongoing Change and Disruption
  • Reimagine the Shape of Corporate Culture
  • Craft Winning HR Strategies and Solutions


Brought to you by Professors at Play co-founder David Thomas, and Scott Steinberg, the world’s leading business strategist, FUN AT WORK reveals the core business principles and practices that you need to implement to deliver game-changing workforce strategies – and explains how to lead these initiatives. The latest release from BLUEPRINT: Your New Roadmap to Success™, the publishing arm of BIZDEV: The International Association for Business Development and Strategic Partnerships™, select insights from FUN AT WORK will also appear in long-running publication INFLUENCER Magazine™, whose latest home online can be found at Influencer magazine.

About David Thomas

David Thomas, PhD, is a scholar of fun and assistant professor attendant at the University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Architecture, and the Executive Director of Online Programs at the University of Denver. His field of study focuses on the aesthetics of fun, value of play, and design of more engaging workplaces and objects. David regularly speaks and conducts workshops on the topic of fun at work, and is the co-author, with John Sharp, of Fun, Taste, & Games: An Aesthetics of the Idle, Unproductive, and Otherwise Playful (MIT Press), as well as the co-author of The Videogame Journalism Style Guide and Reference Manual and The Comprehensive Guide to Fun. He co-founded and co-directs the local community advocacy and education organization, Immersive Denver and Professors at Play as well.

About Scott Steinberg and FutureProof Strategies: The Futurist Consulting Company™

Hailed as the World’s Leading Business Strategist, award-winning professional speaker Scott Steinberg is among today’s best-known trends experts and futurists, and the bestselling author of Think Like a Futurist 2022: The Next Normal™, Make Change Work for You™, and Customer Experience: The Ultimate Guide™. An award-winning trends expert and strategic adviser for over 1500 brands, and the CEO of FutureProof Strategies: The Futurist Consulting Firm and BIZDEV: The Intl. Association for Business Development + Strategic Partnerships™, his website is