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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.

48 Stories
95 Hacks
4 Barriers

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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The crux with which all businesses are formed is simply in the way they handle their production and employees. However, to avoid costly blunders, hazard/risk analysis must be accomplished.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 16, 2017
Hack the way we start projects. Be yourself, be human, ask powerful questions and benefit from interdisciplinary wisdom.
Hack by Frank Habermann on April 22, 2016
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

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