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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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I would love to study the effects of implementing an unlimited vacation days policy in different professional environments, from small businesses to mega corporations.  There are many differ
Hack by Khalid Ashour on December 11, 2010
The Red Cell is an idea borrowed from the military world and adapted for use in the business environment. It provides a competitive advantage due to two primary deliverables.
Hack by IMD Team 7 on November 2, 2011
Implement a system of matching employees to roles based on the employees' emotional drivers rather than functional skills or experiences.
Hack by IMD MBA Group 9 on November 6, 2010
Managers are thrilled when members of their team are passionate about their projects and enjoy finding new ways to improve their work.  At some point, most projects come to an end, whether it's m
Hack by Michelle Paitich on September 20, 2010
Most businesses do a poor job of encouraging daily innovation from employees.
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
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
A good set of ideas In the age of neuroscience, in this day and age where we are beginning to understand how ideas impact neuronal growth and decay (at the bouton synapse connection p
Hack by Gary Deines on October 8, 2010
This database is not a “one size fits all” for every organisation.  Itwill not be a “quick fix” answer to solving team dynamics.  This hackwas written with a workforce that already has the n
Hack by Raina Ameer on May 26, 2011
Develop a tool that enables employees from any organization to go through experiences and situations totally different from the day-a-day work routine.
Hack by IESE MBA TEAM 4 on January 11, 2011

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