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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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As I'm currently working on my annual employee evaluations(including my self-eval which I write and my boss puts his signatureon), I'm struck by how much time I sink into them and how useless theyreal
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 5, 2010
Intrapreneurs suggest new directions that clash against corporate machinery, and corporate roadblocks can be difficult for one person (the intrapreneur) to overcome.
Hack by Steve Todd on December 20, 2010
Accelerate the concept development process by “prototyping” your concept in 30 minutes or less!This article was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certific
Hack by Jeff Dahl on May 1, 2015
  Implement an organization-wide initiative in which employees have a mandated "disconnect" from their work, allowing them necessary space to re-engage and rejuvenate. Giving space
Hack by Jourdan Phillips on January 20, 2011
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
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
Imagine a world where everyone is happy and healthy, and you can do what ever you want! WOW!Did you dream a little when you read that? Or did you laugh? But hold on – what would it take?
The setting....Remote mining sites globallyThe defined gaps....Vendor Qualification - Site Access Control - Worker InductionThe initial goals....
Hack by John W. Healy on July 13, 2011
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
The purpose of this project is to analyze the relationship between virtues, sense of humor and organizational outcomes and to propose a tentative framework of relationships.
Hack by Salvatore Moccia on August 5, 2010

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