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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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The Enterprise Social Networks of TravelFirst helps employees to connect more readily to address the unexpected.Addressing unexpected business challenges often requires identification and mobilization
Story by Paul Gromball on December 27, 2010
For some time I've been trying to use fairytales to reflect about management behavior. Tell me what you think! Once upon a time  in ancient Japan there lived a samurai.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on April 19, 2016
Research shows that typical brainstorming is about 30% effective. Therefore, i developed the Thinking Innovative process that consists of the four stages of idea generation.
Story by Praveen Gupta on June 9, 2010
The story here does not begin with "once upon a time..." here,  goes more like: "Hey pals! Let´s do a company which works in a different way.
Story by Daniel Pérez Pérez on April 14, 2012
How do you make a big company’s culture more innovative and entrepreneurial? Start with a corridor and work your way out.
Story by Christos Tsolkas on February 11, 2016
A well-known consulting firm in urban and rural planning was losing momentum as many of its consultants were approaching retirement. Based on a tailored customer survey, ValueMetrix provided the
Story by Anders Magnusson on October 6, 2010
So often, we set our company policies with a desire to balance customer interests against our own. But what if we designed a company to be completely customer focused?
Story by Michael Wilkes on November 11, 2011
Plenty of organisations know why they need to be creative, but there is a big gap in understanding the how.
Story by Andres Roberts on August 17, 2010
Faced with the challenge of encouraging growth in its smaller, regional brands, one large global organization creates a virtual network of innovators worldwide
Story by Peter Robbins on July 11, 2010
It takes some time to realize what type of manager I wanted to be. This story is how I came to realize this fact. Also, how I realized a corporate suite was not for me.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 6, 2015

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