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
Who said you can’t work and have fun at the same time? Here’s our first step into the realm of job-driven gaming: the Badge Dungeon.
The idea here is extremely simple: as you get your tasks done, GetBadges tracks and measures your progress. Just make sure to have our service integrated into your development tools, and the rest will be handled automatically. Your completed tasks will be registered as in-game events that increase the amount of your in-game resource, called Adrenaline. Continue reading Introducing the Badge Dungeon
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.
Continue reading Why Gamification Works? Part 1: Process creation
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!
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
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
Imagine this situation – one day you have a great idea for good software. You start to code, work all night long and yes – it’s finally finished! But then you ask yourself – ok I’ve created my dream program but I need to profit from it, right? What do you need to do? Yes, you need to sell it and Continue reading How to sell in a Startup? Short guide for future Sales Specialist
We have recently released a long-promised feature – big screen dashboard that can be shared among the team.
It shows recent badges, events, and current monster status. We wanted for players to push a commit and see their work affecting the game.
Soon after we received a lot of questions about running it on a Raspberry Pi hooked up to a 1080p television. GetBadges does not support Raspbian default browser (called simply Web, in reality – a version of Epiphany). However, in Raspbian repositories you can actually find Firefox. Continue reading GetBadges dashboard using Raspberry Pi
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:
- The people involved in project don’t understand the project objectives
- The communication between them is disrupted.
- Appears lack of crucial competences or human resources.
- The stakeholders and project leaders are surprisingly silent.
- The motivation and engagement are decreased and the people are frustrated.
- The risks become current problems.
- No one knows if the project is still necessary
Piotr also said that Continue reading How to avoid software project management issues? Set the KPIs!
Working on a project and suddenly found yourself at a loss? Hit a dead end road? Right now you’re probably thinking what’s wrong. And the potential causes of project failure are innumerable.
Are you confused with the roles within the project? Is the planning too complex? Fighting low morale? Running out of time? Cannot manage the team? You name it. There’s an awful lot of things that might have gone wrong.
Continue reading Causes of Project Failure: Project Management