We believe the workplace—from the corporate office to the corner cafe, and from the mechanic’s shop to the medical facility—abounds with poetry. Sure, you can bring poetry with you to work. But we’ll also bet you can find it already there, in the cubicle, in the meeting agenda, or even in the PowerPoint presentation.
So convinced are we that poetry is in the workplace, and that it can be a key to a business’s success (indeed, we often quote that IBM survey of CEOs that found creativity was the top needed leadership quality, and we love Sidney Harman’s request that his team hire poets as managers) that we’ve published a book on the matter, Glynn Young’s Poetry at Work. And annually, we celebrate a day dedicated to poetry in the workplace.
As we prepare for this year’s Poetry at Work Day, we are delighted to offer you our new free downloadable Poetry at Work Day poster for 2016. We invite you to print the poster and share it around your workplace. For more great ideas to celebrate at your place of work, be sure to check out our Poetry at Work Day resource page.
Download the 2016 Poetry at Work Day Poster:
Poster photo by Sonia Joie. Used with permission.