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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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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
During the 2008 Election Campaign, National Party leader John Key stated that his aim for New Zealand, economically, was to catch up with Australia.  The National Party was subsequently elected t
Hack by Chris Barber on May 19, 2011
Dear Warden,Believe it or not the gang wants to be here. They want to create value for their family, company, community and world. Put aside your fear, remove the chains and support the gang by:1.
Hack by lucas ross on December 7, 2013
Hack the way we start projects. Be yourself, be human, ask powerful questions and benefit from interdisciplinary wisdom.
Hack by Frank Habermann on April 22, 2016
Work toward a team of employees who develop their own goals and objectives that are in-line with corporate goals and based on their passions, likes, interests and job.
Hack by Robin Deacle on April 24, 2012

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