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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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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
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
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 good set of ideas In the age of neuroscience, in this day and age where we are beginning to understand how ideas impact neuronal growth and decay (at the bouton synapse connection p
Hack by Gary Deines on October 8, 2010
Work can be fun. But until now there has been no systematic way to make it so. We analysed people’s motivation and built a taxonomy of 21 types of fun.
Hack by Jonathan Winter on September 22, 2010
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
Have you ever had a time where you felt you like you were stuck in a parking lot on your way to work?  Have you ever felt the drag on the commute that may or may not already put more aggravation
Hack by Thanh Hoang on September 19, 2010
So, you've decided that experimentation is the path to innovation.
Hack by Laura Cerruti on September 18, 2010
In any business process limit the amount of work in process (WIP). In production cut WIP in half. In project environments - do the same.
Hack by Rudi Burkhard on September 10, 2010

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