Toys in meetings? You've got to be kidding! Not long ago, this would have been unheard of. But toys are popping up in meeting rooms all over the country--and for good reason. Toys can help managers achieve all of the following, and then some:
*Stimulate creativity--No matter how old we are, toys put us in a more youthful and playful frame of mind that can result in problem solving and creativity.
*Diffuse anxiety--Better to get "beaned" by a Nerf ball than for hostility to bui