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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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Teleworking is not a new idea and has been with us for some time and despite research showing the potential benefits, decision makers have not embraced it as an effective alternative to current work s
Hack by Ryno Steyn on May 8, 2012
Modern management systems need to harness web technology to provide a real time interactive platform to harmonise team objectives and priorities.
Hack by Heather Kingsley on July 18, 2011
Usually when a company speaks of leaders they are speaking of those they have hired to be leaders and not those who have rose to leadership.
Hack by tequita fowler on December 29, 2013
Too many people in our lives believe that we all work to maintain a lifestyle outside of work. We go on about the work/life balance yet very few manage to find that happy medium.
Hack by Chris Cunningham on December 15, 2011
Accelerate the concept development process by “prototyping” your concept in 30 minutes or less!This article was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certific
Hack by Jeff Dahl on May 1, 2015
The Board members are risk averse in promoting radical changes from past behaviour.
Barrier by Ravinder K on June 4, 2010
During the 2008 Election Campaign, National Party leader John Key stated that his aim for New Zealand, economically, was to catch up with Australia.  The National Party was subsequently elected t
Hack by Chris Barber on May 19, 2011
We are in a transitory phase of realizing that creativity is an inherent ability within all of us.
Hack by Atna on July 19, 2011
Innovator managers are more than caretakers: they lead. They know the path to follow. They make it fun.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 11, 2015

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