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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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In future - the world’s greatest creative work, music, screenplays, novels derive from truly global collaboration.
Hack by Marcus Salouk on July 10, 2010
So often, we set our company policies with a desire to balance customer interests against our own. But what if we designed a company to be completely customer focused?
Story by Michael Wilkes on November 11, 2011
The so-called shift to knowledge work was actually a shift from prefigured to configured working activities.  It brought with it a shift in the locus of control over the worker's activities - fro
Hack by Fred Nickols on July 11, 2011
To make people more creative and happy at work, I suggest singing choir for all member of stuff. 
Hack by Aleksejs Busarovs on October 14, 2010
A well-known consulting firm in urban and rural planning was losing momentum as many of its consultants were approaching retirement. Based on a tailored customer survey, ValueMetrix provided the
Story by Anders Magnusson on October 6, 2010
An evolving work culture which incorporates the elements of social networking, game-based activities and the passion associated with sporting activities. Employees are the masters of the game.
Hack by Philip Ngemegwai on September 8, 2010
Imagination and innovation is critical in the evolution of human beings and it is the key to inventive new ideas that makes businesses profitable.
Hack by Billy Choy on February 28, 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
Modern management systems need to harness web technology to provide a real time interactive platform to harmonise team objectives and priorities.
Hack by Heather Kingsley on July 18, 2011
Plenty of organisations know why they need to be creative, but there is a big gap in understanding the how.
Story by Andres Roberts on August 17, 2010

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