As nearly any experienced sales manager will tell you, there are plenty of ideas out there about ways to incentivize your sales team. The tricky part is finding incentives that make a lasting impact and result in a consistent lift in performance.
Narrative is in my opinion, one of the most powerful yet underrated ways of improving almost anything! A good story can carry you through the most boring of times by creating the most exciting of images in your imagination.
However, building stories into certain, less “play” compatible environments can be a challenge. So can creating stories that fit with the very “stop/start” nature of many gamified environments.
What is Narrative?
First, let’s look at what narrative actually is. Put over simply, a narrative is just a story. However, the way I like to look at the difference between a narrative … Read the rest
If you are attending eLearning Guild’s Microlearning Design Online Conference, you can join Clark Aldrich as he kicks off the second day, September 19, from 8:30 AM – 9:30AM PT, with the hot topic of Short Sims.
For more information, click here: <https://www.elearningguild.com/online-conferences/content/6034/microlearning-design-online-conference-2019-program
Short Sims is a new approach to educational media that allows for the rapid development of right-sized content that is engaging. The methodology is new but based on two decades of research. It takes advantage of several tools that are widely available.
In this session, you will learn what a Short Sim is, whether Short Sims… Read the rest
I was recently chatting to a guy who was complaining that his task list was so long that he couldn’t even work out where to start from. He had all the tasks in Excel but just couldn’t figure out what to do first. Nothing had due dates, just he knew they all needed doing “at some point”.
We had a long chat and I gave him a simple algorithm to help get started.
- First, prioritise each task with a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being vital and 5 being “whenever”
- Next, give each task a difficulty rating
Coming up with a good creative idea is hard. We do not fully understand how this process works, but there are certain techniques that have proved successful in fostering creativity, such as mind-mapping, brainstorming or creating conditions for free experimentation. Many big companies (such as design agencies) embrace these practices in the way they work.
The rapid acceleration of information technologies has led to a huge boom in the video game industry. Curious as to what exactly makes games so engaging, many are keen to test it out in non-gaming contexts. This process is called “gamification… Read the rest