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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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You say your employees have autonomy, then why is everything so difficult, why are they frustrated and why do change efforts seem to fizzle away? Find out how culture and grey areas are block
Hack by Susanne Ramharter on April 30, 2012
Co-Authored By Chris Grams
Too many people in our lives believe that we all work to maintain a lifestyle outside of work. We go on about the work/life balance yet very few manage to find that happy medium.
Hack by Chris Cunningham on December 15, 2011
Retire-a-Little is a program that gives employees the chance to buy back one day a week so they can spend that time on other activities that are important to them.
Hack by Ricardo Semler on December 22, 2011
Corporate should empower the potential of Human Resources by treating them as Internal Customers. The value proposition must be of equal mix between Clients & Employees.
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 11, 2014
The last thing Wall Street analysts and investors are thinking about is "feelings."  Too bad, because all economic activity boils down to the back-and-forth exchange of rewarding feelings. &
Hack by Paul Herr on August 6, 2010
In today's competitive world, the option for low performers are very less and they are forced to do their job or quit the job.Is there something problem in their attitude / capability / understanding
Hack by H. Omprakash on March 14, 2014
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
If information is viewed as a commodity that is worked with in business, then the nature of information dictates that it be treated completely differently than how one would work with other commoditie
Hack by George Kobak on January 5, 2015
So, you've decided that experimentation is the path to innovation.
Hack by Laura Cerruti on September 18, 2010
Leading an organization in such a way that allows each individual and entity within to discover, develop and deploy their unique combination of talents and strengths for the benefit of all.
Hack by Candace Fitzpatrick on January 17, 2011

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