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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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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
We are in a transitory phase of realizing that creativity is an inherent ability within all of us.
Hack by Atna on July 19, 2011
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
Corporate culture, much like its social sibling, usually frowns upon employee fatigue and mid-day sleeping which is directly responsible for staff becoming unproductive.
Hack by Jerann Naidu on May 4, 2011
Not new, but simple, cost-effective, underutilized.  Spans industries, levels of work, sectors.  Think "sandbox" (nod to former mentor): Within clear constraints of quality, quantity, time,
Hack by Mary Ann Lesperance on December 4, 2013
Where did you learn the things that have helped you the most?  For most the answer is at work.
Hack by Jane Patterson on November 28, 2010
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
Create a workplace where every employee does what he is interested in and in an inspiring work environment
Hack by Samik Das on January 20, 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

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