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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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The story here does not begin with "once upon a time..." here,  goes more like: "Hey pals! Let´s do a company which works in a different way.
Story by Daniel Pérez Pérez on April 14, 2012
Instead of just assigning tasks to employees that end up being a grind, get to know employees and give them work that fits with their interests, talents, and motivations.
Hack by Orin Davis on December 23, 2011
Retire-a-Little is a program that gives employees the chance to buy back one day a week so they can spend that time on other activities that are important to them.
Hack by Ricardo Semler on December 22, 2011
Shifts in global, societal, technological, economic, and socio-political trends will shape the future of work.
Hack by Ross Smith on December 19, 2011
To increase employee satisfaction, build trust and retain talent during a post-product cycle reorganization (reorg), the Microsoft Lync Test team offered its employees the freedom to choose what they
Story by Dan Bean on December 17, 2011
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
 The commitment, intensity, focus and persistency found in activists non-profit organisations like Green Peace, The Sea Shepard, Africa Wildlife foundation, The tea party movement and Occupy wall
Hack by Ambrose Mpofu on December 14, 2011
How many times have you been asked if you’re crazy?Insanity has been defined by many great scholars, including the great theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, as doing the same thing over, and over a
Hack by Tara Waite on December 4, 2011
Video games are attractive to players because such games offer direct incentives and rewards for accomplishments achieved.  Gamers game because the activity offers individual award and recognitio
Hack by Vidia S. Ramdeen on November 24, 2011
Leaders need to embody the values of the generations they serve and through implementing the 7Cs model of social change and service learning this can become a reality!
Hack by Elwood F Holton on November 22, 2011

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