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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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Managers are thrilled when members of their team are passionate about their projects and enjoy finding new ways to improve their work.  At some point, most projects come to an end, whether it's m
Hack by Michelle Paitich on September 20, 2010
There are way too many people in the wrong jobs sleep walking from one promotion to the next. In the past it was acceptable to 'settle' for a job that didn't tick all the boxes.
Hack by Stephen Remedios on March 18, 2014
Video games are attractive to players because such games offer direct incentives and rewards for accomplishments achieved.  Gamers game because the activity offers individual award and recognitio
Hack by Vidia S. Ramdeen on November 24, 2011
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
Teleworking is not a new idea and has been with us for some time and despite research showing the potential benefits, decision makers have not embraced it as an effective alternative to current work s
Hack by Ryno Steyn on May 8, 2012
How many times have you been asked if you’re crazy?Insanity has been defined by many great scholars, including the great theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, as doing the same thing over, and over a
Hack by Tara Waite on December 4, 2011
Employers could boost morale in the workplace, hold onto staff for longer and improve productivity if they became more responsive to requests from employees to work from home
Hack by Andra Sunny on March 8, 2011
What do you think if the first day of an employee could be fun? What is if he/she is guided via an ARG (alternate reality game) through your company?
Hack by christina rudrich on April 23, 2013
Processes, procedures and comportments have to proof their value to the business.Formality may have its benefits, but they have to be made explicit and the value has to be bullet proof.
Hack by Erwin Pfuhler on July 29, 2014

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