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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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Who wants to join me in a cup of C.O.F.F.E.E.
Hack by Robert Paris on October 13, 2011
“Take this job and share it!” addresses the knowledge transfer worries of workforce planners and leaders alike, and the work-life balance needs of Gen Y’ers and boomers (who share a d
Hack by Joy Kosta on January 20, 2011
42projects is an initiative across several teams at Microsoft to innovate in the way we manage by focusing on building trust, using games to increase productivity, and encouraging grassroots innovatio
Story by Ross Smith on April 11, 2010
While the trend with most companies today is to block employee use of social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, Edmunds.com, Inc.
Story by Katti Fields on July 15, 2011
In future - the world’s greatest creative work, music, screenplays, novels derive from truly global collaboration.
Hack by Marcus Salouk on July 10, 2010
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
MCTube (Management for Crisis - Tube) will be an ideal tool for Managers to understand crisis projects and the various attempts made by Managers to bring back projects to Green.
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on July 18, 2010
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

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