Break work into chunks
one bit one byte one more step
big is made of small
The reward is more. The reward for playing well in pinball was to play more. Is the reward for work to work more? Possibly, when you find the game or work so intrinsically rewarding.
Gamification and work. I am currently working on a post on gamification and employee engagement. I trust it will be posted before the end of August. Here are a few question for you to think about before the post is released:
Pinball – Apollo. My favorite game growing up was pinball. My favorite pinball machine was Apollo. I used to play it for hundreds of hours at a store on Portage Avenue and Aldine Street in Winnipeg. Here is a video overview of this blast from the past:
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Watch for the blog post on Employee Engagement: What’s Up With Gamification coming soon.
Work Vows: From Employee Engagement to Work-Marriage
3 Marriages. I am listening to David Whyte’s The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship. I read the book when it first came out yet I find going through a work a few times always brings out new thoughts and perspectives. It is also wonderful to hear David Whyte give voice to his words.
Vow backwards. Here is a short bit that stood out to me about happiness and work:
Happiness in the second marriage of work, like happiness in the first marriage with a person, is possible only thorough seeing it in a greater context than surviving the everyday. We must have a relationship with our work that is larger than any individual job description we are given. A real work like a real person, grows and changes and surprises us, asking us constantly for recommitment. In work we have often made secret vows; sometimes we do not know what those vows are until we look back with some perspective on the actual nature of the work we have accomplished.
4 Questions. Here are the questions to ponder to rekindle your employee engagement wisdom:
David Zinger sees a greater perspective in engagement than simply employee engagement. He is working to enrich work and our multiple and full connection to work. David is surprised to see that he has worked his career backwards and he vows to see employee engagement end not by fading away as a fad of the early 2010’s but by being integrated and subsumed into the very nature of how we work.
ANNOUNCING DAVID ZINGER’S NEW BOOK
25% Off During The Five Week Online Launch of the Book
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Turn your $15 purchase into $30 of African famine felief. It only seemed natural to pair the launch of this new book by David Zinger and John Junson with famine relief for Africa. Our book was subtitled, taking a bite out of work, and we need to “take a bite out of famine.” The Canadian government will match donations up until September 16. 100% of all copies sold will be donated to famine relief which means that your $15 purchase of the book will result in a donation of $30 to famine relief.
Take a bite out of work with 54 poems and 54 cartoons. If you like reading David Zinger’s work on engagement, you’ll love his newest book. In addition, the book is co-authored with John Junson as they creatively weave together 54 poems and 54 cartoons into one volume. For the next 5 Tuesdays we will profile one poem and one cartoon. If you want to be one of the first to get the book we are offering it at 25% off the price.
Through colorful caricatures and the spare lines of poetic conciseness, we are drawn in to ponder what is real and what is ridiculous, what is hilarious and what is holy, what is simply absurd and what should be absurdly simple. Within these pages you will experience a breath of fresh air, ample belly laughs, several wake-up calls, and even a few slaps upside the head. Poetry and humor are reputed as menaces to conformity, and they do not break with tradition here. All in all, they are invitations to shake off our cynicism, to embrace our humanity, and to inspire a bias towards action rather than apathy.
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