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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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How many times have you been asked if you’re crazy?Insanity has been defined by many great scholars, including the great theoretical physicist Albert Einstein, as doing the same thing over, and over a
Hack by Tara Waite on December 4, 2011
Who wants to join me in a cup of C.O.F.F.E.E.
Hack by Robert Paris on October 13, 2011
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
Finding ways to impact every employee on a personal level. Recognizing the development of your future Leaders does not mean ownership of their life.
Hack by Felicia Simmons on March 20, 2011
I would love to study the effects of implementing an unlimited vacation days policy in different professional environments, from small businesses to mega corporations.  There are many differ
Hack by Khalid Ashour on December 11, 2010
The Red Cell is an idea borrowed from the military world and adapted for use in the business environment. It provides a competitive advantage due to two primary deliverables.
Hack by IMD Team 7 on November 2, 2011
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
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
Most businesses do a poor job of encouraging daily innovation from employees.
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

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