This post was written by Matt Mitchum, who was BlogMutt's spotlighted freelance writer for the month of August. He specializes in posts on technology, operations, and video games, and oftentimes explores crossovers among them, resulting in posts like this, which, in our longest-length post of 1200 words, details how gamification can effectively fuel your company's productivity, potentially for a SaaS company or any other software or operations company looking for ways to more closely engage/motivate their employees.
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From our earliest years we are taught that there is a difference between work time and play time. When playing, you are free to enjoy yourself, innovate, and be creative with your use of time. Work, on the other hand, is the time to do what you must. This is a good and respectable infrastructure that helps us buckle down when it’s important, but it also inherently flawed. You’re not expected to enjoy your work and this has become so entrenched that in some environments that enjoying your work is treated with suspicion and hostility.
But what about following your dreams and choosing a career in which you love your work?