Sales Incentive Ideas that Motivate Long-Term

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. 

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Introduction to Gamification Part 10: Narrative

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

Serious Game To Explore Hydrology, Water Systems And Scientific Argumentation

Image credit: Mission HydroSci Serious Game by Adroit Studios Gaming Lab

Adroit Studios Gaming Lab, a game research and development facility at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, launched last month.
Led by Co-Directors Joe Griffin and Justin Sigoloff, the team at Adroit is currently polishing and optimizing Mission HydroSci (MHS), a STEM-based video game that teaches middle school students about hydrology, water systems and scientific argumentation towards meeting Next Generation Science Standards. The game has been deployed to 20 classrooms in 13 Missouri schools.

The game provides an active learning environment for Read the rest

Last Call for SGS&C Game Submissions

Following my prior post Call for Serious Games Designers to Enter Annual Challenge, this is the last call SGS&C Game Submissions.

Submission Details

How do I enter?

It’s simple: review the qualifications to be sure that your game is eligible for the Challenge, read the SGS&C Official Rules and FAQs, and then complete your Intent to submit form by September 13.

Within two business days after form submission, SGS&C team members will create your team’s unique submission package with a Submission Checklist and links to all necessary submission materials, and an invite with further instructions will be Read the rest

Clark Aldrich To Kick Off Microlearning Design Conference's 2nd Day

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.

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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 SimsRead the rest

Getting Sh*t Done with A Little Gamification

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.

Algorithm 1.0

  • 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
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How 'gamification' could revolutionise creative thinking in the workplace


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 “gamificationRead the rest