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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
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
A transparent societal environment where all societal roles have been updated and kept current without having to learn anything to get into the right mode with the right tools and the right framework.
Hack by Bala Subramanian on June 25, 2011
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
Wouldn't it be great if human beings were born with a "users guide?" Then we would know the best way to lead, motivate and engage our employees.  My hack attempts to deduce what the
Hack by Paul Herr on January 8, 2011
“10% Passion Time” is an adaptation of Google’s famous “20% Innovation Time” (where engineers can spend 20% of their work time on projects that interest them).
Hack by Gavin Symanowitz on January 16, 2011
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
'What's in it for me?' - an uncomfortable question sometimes, but always a real concern for individuals.
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
 As we’ve learned over the last several years, from Richard Florida’s Creative Class to Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Quotient, the soft skills and organizational skills are the most valuable to the
Hack by Ross Smith on July 10, 2011

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