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  • Isabel Putri

The Sweet Spot. Goldilocks Tasks.

Updated: May 27, 2019



Game company, Green Cargo, implemented a standout productivity and innovation initiative – giving their employees “‘Goldilocks tasks’. Challenges that are not too hot and not too cold, neither overly difficult nor overly simple.”


Finding that “just right” sweet spot of challenging employees, with Goldilocks management, is surprisingly uncommon, given the competitive advantage it can yield. Finding an adequate degree of challenge for individuals is one of the keys towards enabling mastery within work.


To learn more about 'Goldilocks tasks', click here.

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