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Take the work out of work

“We need to create work environments that are as immersive and involving as the best video games.”

Human beings are most productive when work feels like play. Enthusiasm, imagination and resourcefulness—the critical ingredients for success in the creative economy—get unleashed when people are having fun. In the future, the most successful organizations will be the ones that have figured out how to blur the boundary between vocation and avocation. Among other things, this will require organizations to better align personal interests and professional responsibilities, to take the drudgery out of work, and to grant employees more control over what they work on.

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Take the work out of work

“We need to create work environments that are as immersive and involving as the best video games.”

Human beings are most productive when work feels like play. Enthusiasm, imagination and resourcefulness—the critical ingredients for success in the creative economy—get unleashed when people are having fun. In the future, the most successful organizations will be the ones that have figured out how to blur the boundary between vocation and avocation. Among other things, this will require organizations to better align personal interests and professional responsibilities, to take the drudgery out of work, and to grant employees more control over what they work on.

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Work can be fun. But until now there has been no systematic way to make it so. We analysed people’s motivation and built a taxonomy of 21 types of fun.
Hack by Jonathan Winter on September 22, 2010
My dream for the College of Business here at SF State University, is to develop a truly new format of graduate business education where we create businesses as a fundamental aspect of a cohort-based s
Hack by Aaron Anderson on April 20, 2010
Hack the way we start projects. Be yourself, be human, ask powerful questions and benefit from interdisciplinary wisdom.
Hack by Frank Habermann on April 22, 2016
Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work.
Hack by Ross Smith on December 19, 2011
The sales force automation (SFA) software market is growing rapidly, with companies such as Salesforce.com becoming dominant players in the enterprise software space.
Hack by Lauren Carlson on March 30, 2011
There are way too many people in the wrong jobs sleep walking from one promotion to the next. In the past it was acceptable to 'settle' for a job that didn't tick all the boxes.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on March 18, 2014
Using Web 2.0 tenets such as crowdsourcing, gamification, and social rewards, Dogfooding 2.0 solves the problem of  employees not supporting/using products and services of their company.If implem
Hack by Regnard Raquedan on July 17, 2011
This article was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification at CIMp.  The CIMp program is part of iVia, The Way of InnovationTM, founded by The Universit
Hack by Sue Mosby on April 16, 2015
You say your employees have autonomy, then why is everything so difficult, why are they frustrated and why do change efforts seem to fizzle away? Find out how culture and grey areas are block
Hack by Susanne Ramharter on April 30, 2012
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