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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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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
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
We cut trees to make paper, while trees produce oxygen “that we breathe”. Why then do we cut trees? About 70 percent of documents in most organisations shelves are for accounting purposes.
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on December 16, 2015
This statement does suggest the importance or significance of education in providing opportunities to students as well as other people.
Story by Maria S. Johnson on October 15, 2015
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
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
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
This article was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification at CIMp.  The CIMp program is part of iVia, The Way of InnovationTM, founded by The Universit
Hack by Sue Mosby on April 16, 2015
If information is viewed as a commodity that is worked with in business, then the nature of information dictates that it be treated completely differently than how one would work with other commoditie
Hack by George Kobak on January 5, 2015
Processes, procedures and comportments have to proof their value to the business.Formality may have its benefits, but they have to be made explicit and the value has to be bullet proof.
Hack by Erwin Pfuhler on July 29, 2014

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