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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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Create a workplace where every employee does what he is interested in and in an inspiring work environment
Hack by Samik Das on January 20, 2011
A key to unleashing human capability in the workplace is to develop a management discipline geared toward creating intangible as well as economic value by meeting the psychological needs of key stakeh
Hack by Mark Clare on January 19, 2011
Create a public event series where organisations can safely experiment with future of work concepts and crowd source solutions to meaningful problems with the community 
Hack by Simon Waller on January 17, 2011
Leading an organization in such a way that allows each individual and entity within to discover, develop and deploy their unique combination of talents and strengths for the benefit of all.
Hack by Candace Fitzpatrick on January 17, 2011
“10% Passion Time” is an adaptation of Google’s famous “20% Innovation Time” (where engineers can spend 20% of their work time on projects that interest them).
Hack by Gavin Symanowitz on January 16, 2011
Develop a tool that enables employees from any organization to go through experiences and situations totally different from the day-a-day work routine.
Hack by IESE MBA TEAM 4 on January 11, 2011
Wouldn't it be great if human beings were born with a "users guide?" Then we would know the best way to lead, motivate and engage our employees.  My hack attempts to deduce what the
Hack by Paul Herr on January 8, 2011
Allow employees to occassionally work from their home office or alternate location to promote a culture of trust and recognize they lead busy lives.
Hack by Sheryle Gillihan on January 5, 2011
Imagine a world where everyone is happy and healthy, and you can do what ever you want! WOW!Did you dream a little when you read that? Or did you laugh? But hold on – what would it take?
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

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