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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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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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As management have remained unchanging for the last 60 years, companies continue struggling to fully “use” the best capabilities –and intentions - of their employees by eternally trusting in an organi
Hack by Cesar Malacon on October 21, 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
Traditional Models of entrepreneurship are sequential and focus on steps and deliverables centered on the  business plan.
Hack by Declan Kavanagh on July 12, 2013
Humans are individuals, individuals who see the reality in a certain and unique way…let’s give people the opportunity to contribute in every level of organizations breaking the hierarchical barrie
Hack by Diego Matheu on July 22, 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
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
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
Yoga classes are expensive; nonprofits need new funding streams; karma yoga, the act of doing good in the world off the mat, is taking off in a big way. Enter Compass Yoga.1.) I donate
Hack by Christa Avampato on June 10, 2010
An operations executive in my company has convinced the CEO to impose his results tracking scorecard on the entire company.
Barrier by Christine Brady on November 18, 2010

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