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Idea: Jog around treasure hunt replaces work.

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Everyone seems to love mining for gold on World of Warcraft… this was the subject of conversation at Brambleberry Manor (help them save their ducks) over the weekend. And since then my subconscious has been processing the latent terror (click, click, click… baby, I just need 10 more gold pieces to finish this mission). So how can we engage the “mine for gold” instinct in a productive (and wrist healthy) way?

Show up to work at ProcrasDonate and we’ll hand you a treasure map. There is no desk waiting for you here. There is work to get done and human scale self motivation systems to do it. Pivotal Tracker is the first step. Daily treasure maps the next?

I show up to work, scan my card and a fortune cookie slip pops out with the todo list that I asked for yesterday. There’s a nice note from my boss about last week’s project which I skip because a new ship is appearing on my ipad treasure map! I head over to pink harbor, tap my card and watch a 30 second missive sent from development. I have a “silver pidgeon” that’s about to expire so I send my own 30 second spot back on priority. I vote for a 2 degree increase in temperature before jogging off to my next appointment.

OK, interning for ProcrasDonate isn’t quite that much fun. But we do create a self directed and flexible project strategy for everyone we work with. So email us at… info (at) procrasdonate (dot) com ….if you’d like to get involved.


Written by clayward

March 15, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Posted in fun, ideas, work space