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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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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
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Hack by Regnard Raquedan on July 17, 2011
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Co-Authored By Chris Grams
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Hack by Chris Cunningham on December 15, 2011
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Story by Erika Ilves on May 26, 2010
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Story by Katti Fields on July 15, 2011

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