The benefits of gamification are obvious. But how can businesses make gamification work with their enterprise software?
The promise of gamification is clear: employees thrive in an atmosphere of competitive challenges, cooperative quests, and cumulative progress. Applying game mechanics to the workplace provides workers with social incentives to outperform, as well as giving managers a new set of insights into what truly motivates their workforce. But how can a business implement gamification without upending their existing enterprise software?
Do you remember the old poem, “This Little Piggy”?
This Little Piggy poem
This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy had roast beef,
This little piggy had none.
And this little piggy went…
“Wee wee wee” all the way home…
Well, this can hold one of the keys to good communications with users and clients…
When you communicate with someone, especially if you feel you are doing something that will help them – such as providing gamified solutions, you have to consider what they want and need. You have to … Read the rest
What truly motivates your employees? Game dynamics can help your business provide incentives that will cultivate long-term loyalty and encourage excellence in the workplace.
The Bunchball Nitro platform offers encouragement beyond the economic realm: its gaming dynamics are designed to reward employees with status, recognize their achievements, celebrate their victories, and provide an avenue for self-expression. The game is engineered to recognize workers’ real-world contributions on the job.
Companies are eager to invest in continuing education programs to keep their employees’ skills sharp. But how can you be sure your workers will retain new knowledge once the training module is complete? Gamification has been proven to increase knowledge retention by boosting motivation, scaffolding lessons, and reinforcing learning through collaboration.
Well, it’s official, I’m speaking at Gamification Europe with a roster of amazing experts in the field. My talk will be about making the best of what is available to you to create innovative solutions, as you don’t always get what you want when working with clients!
This year it is in Amsterdam, so another reason to come and watch!
I often hear people talking about adding elements of chance to an experience to make it more interesting. For instance, adding a random reward for doing a certain task in a system.
However, when does adding randomness turn into adding gambling elements? Well, we have to look at the definition of gambling and look at an example.
In the UK the Gambling Commision looks after all things related to gambling and has a long list of things that it considers to be gambling – http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/What-is-gambling.aspx
There are 3 basic groups that gambling is sorted under in the UK… Read the rest
HR leadership is being asked to expand their strategic contribution to the business, and broaden their understanding of the key business drivers and how the organization’s people influence them. A key challenge for HR leaders in this pursuit is to find effective ways to engage their people in all areas of the business, at all stages of their lifecycle, and across the many systems with which they interact.