Work-Life Strategies & Solutions

On the Evolution of Work Systems in the Digital Economy

Boredom at work is one issue that many people I’ve encountered don’t take seriously. Some have even asked me, “How can you be bored when you have so many repetitive tasks to do all day?” The answer is explained very well in a post by Alex Hagan. This post contrasts the roots of boredom with the roots of anxiety at work. The issue of establishing a work environment that would facilitate engagement and the experience of “flow” is also discussed alongside an interesting look at how the typical environment at Las Vegas casinos is designed to keep people immersed in activity there.

Strategic Workforce Planning

Does Las Vegas have anything to teach Employers about employee engagement?

I’ve recently been reading about “flow”, a state of extreme focus and productivity – and the lengths that Las Vegas casinos will go to in encouraging it.  This got me thinking about how Flow could be applied to the workplace, and whether Las Vegas has anything to teach employers about it.

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  1. Alex Hagan March 21, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Thanks for re-blogging Lynn, glad you found the post interesting! I’ve been enjoying your posts also

  2. Lynn Patra March 21, 2013 at 1:44 am

    You’re very welcome Alex! I really liked your explanation of workplace boredom – something I haven’t been able to get everyone to consider very seriously. The discussion about the environment at casinos serves as an effective example of how engaging work environments can be created! .

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