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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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What happens when volunteers respond to the call for “digital citizen scientists,” agreeing to use their personal computer downtime to run a program for solving the problem of protein folding, a key t
Story by shirley spence on September 24, 2010
The antiquated days of attending the boss' party, dinner, or 4th of July BBQ have slipped away from us.
Story by Dana Ray on July 6, 2010
In October, 2012, iHire transitioned its culture to a Results Only Work Environment (ROWE), which is a management philosophy in which the focus comes off where, when and how long employees are working
Story by Lisa Shuster on December 26, 2013
The organization is a recreational, non-program, culinary institute designed for ‘foodies’ or a term which our group marketed as home culinary enthusiasts(HCE’s).   Thomas is the fou
Story by Neil Patel on June 2, 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
Corporate should empower the potential of Human Resources by treating them as Internal Customers. The value proposition must be of equal mix between Clients & Employees.
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 11, 2014
An evolving work culture which incorporates the elements of social networking, game-based activities and the passion associated with sporting activities. Employees are the masters of the game.
Hack by Philip Ngemegwai on September 8, 2010
Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work.
Hack by Ross Smith on December 19, 2011
A transparent societal environment where all societal roles have been updated and kept current without having to learn anything to get into the right mode with the right tools and the right framework.
Hack by Bala Subramanian on June 25, 2011

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