Introduce employees to company core values with Kudos


Lo and behold! The recently introduced Kudos module has gotten a new feature. It’s time to spread company culture. Now, you are free to choose the core values of the company that will be promoted among your employees. The question then arises…

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The 3 benefits of gamification that are not so obvious

There are plenty of benefits of gamification in the workplace. However, there’s a little misinterpretation that the game-driven system is about solely introducing “fun”. In fact, the main purpose of using tools like GetBadges is to help develop traits of a good employee and supercharge performance. And as a result, enabling each worker to contribute to the whole organizational culture out and away. Here are the 3 not-so-obvious benefits of gamification that have a positive effect on both company and employees.

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Why Gamification works? Part 3: social network

Gamification Creates a Social Network

When two people meet, anything may happen. They could have a conversation, or an argument. They could help each other, or they could fight. They could be polite or rude. Communication is especially beneficial when people share values and goals: it turns sets of individuals into teams. Continue reading Why Gamification works? Part 3: social network

Why Gamification Works? Part 2: Engagement

Gamification Creates Engagement

Engagement is the willingness to perform certain actions that lead to taking part in a certain experience.

What the “action” and the “experience” are is up to us.

Most traditional media, such as books and films, try to make the activity as simple as possible. Members of the audience are simply asked to pay attention. This doesn’t prevent media from providing a wide variety of experiences, to the point where no two pieces are exactly alike. Traditional media prove that we can offer engagement to any person or group, because there is always an experience they find valuable. Continue reading Why Gamification Works? Part 2: Engagement

Why Gamification Works? Part 1: Process creation

Gamification Creates Process

In order to work efficiently and stay motivated, human mind needs a few things:

  1. It needs to know the goal: what needs to be done, how it can be done, and why it should be done.
  2. It needs to know that the task is not infinite. Ideally, the time of completion should be known and not too far in the future. Tangible representations of progress are the second best thing.
  3. It needs to know, rather than expect or guess, what the outcome will be. The results should be predictable and beneficial.

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Boost your sales team productivity in a fun way!

You probably know a lot about gamification, so I’m going to give you a practical way to use it for motivation your team thanks to GetBadges motivation system.

Sales people love numbers. Show them those numbers! How many emails they’ve sent? How many calls they did? Meetings with clients they have attended? We prepared missions – “Badges” – based on various salesman activities. Your teammates can earn them and we show them their progress. You can get an automatically setup main mission – defeating a monster – your team can fight with them with cooperative actions. Your team get special points called adrenaline thanks to positive actions like closing deals, making calls and sending emails. Continue reading Boost your sales team productivity in a fun way!

Courses about team motivation and engagement

LinkedIn starts an interesting module called “Learning” where you can find a lot of topics about motivating and engaging employees, how to set team and employee goals, how to find and retain high potentials, about employee performance and problems with it and many others.

Courses listed below are free till 30th October!

Below you can find the most interesting links I found for you. Please share this summary before 30th October to reach all potential leaders for getting these resources for free! Continue reading Courses about team motivation and engagement

Meet GetBadges at AgileByExample 2016

 

AgileByExample is an international event for developers, testers and managers who apply Agile and Lean practices in their everyday work.It will be in October 11-12th 2016 and held in Multikino Ursynów, one of the largest cinemas in Warsaw.

GetBadges are going to ABE16 conference to continue our mission – to show how team’s collaboration can look today and how to support agile software development process in a fun way. Continue reading Meet GetBadges at AgileByExample 2016

How to avoid software project management issues? Set the KPIs!

Some time ago I’ve asked my advisor, Piotr Grobelny, Project Manager, what in his opinion are the symptoms of software project management issues.

Here is his list:

  1. The people involved in project don’t understand the project objectives
  2. The communication between them is disrupted.
  3. Appears lack of crucial competences or human resources.
  4. The stakeholders and project leaders are surprisingly silent.
  5. The motivation and engagement are decreased and the people are frustrated.
  6. The risks become current problems.
  7. No one knows if the project is still necessary

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