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.
What does gamification and MS Office have in common? Before I tell you, let’s look very briefly at games and Microsoft. It seems to me that it is sufficiently proven how important for Microsoft video gaming is. The company takes pride in Xbox, calling it „the best console ever made” and the Games for Windows brand. The acquisition of Minecraft video game for $2,5 billion adds to the picture.
The Redmond giant does not stop there, as is also vastly interested in the power of gamification. A couple of years ago Microsoft launched a video game that makes learning MS Office easy.
Do you know that feeling when you really love your job but you don’t feel like your team shares the same passion? As entrepreneur you have tried a whole bunch of incentives but nothing seems to work? Learn how to motivate your staff using GetBadges so that they can look forward for much more than just a paycheck. Continue reading 5 Ways for Employee Motivation Using GetBadges
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
Gamification Creates Process
In order to work efficiently and stay motivated, human mind needs a few things:
- It needs to know the goal: what needs to be done, how it can be done, and why it should be done.
- 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.
- It needs to know, rather than expect or guess, what the outcome will be. The results should be predictable and beneficial.
It’s been some time since Stack Overflow published its yearly report on developers and their work. The opinions of more than 50 thousand programmers, developers, software engineers and others, create a comprehensive picture of IT today. It also shows that IT needs gamification.
We take a quick look at it through GetBadges-green-tinted glasses.