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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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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
“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
Humans are individuals, individuals who see the reality in a certain and unique way…let’s give people the opportunity to contribute in every level of organizations breaking the hierarchical barrie
Hack by Diego Matheu on July 22, 2010
Traditional Models of entrepreneurship are sequential and focus on steps and deliverables centered on the  business plan.
Hack by Declan Kavanagh on July 12, 2013
Identify those things which do not focus on the goal of creating and thriving and either get rid of them or minimize them as much as possible.
Hack by Kevin D. Jones on July 18, 2011
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
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

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