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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Causes of Project Failure: Project Management

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.

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5 Causes of Low Job Satisfaction in IT

Bad news for developers – they may have some problems with low job satisfaction in IT. Now, a small question: who works in finances, telecommunication or government as a developer, please raise your hands.

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Frequently Asked Questions #2

Where can I add my ideas?
We try to shape our product based on gamers’ needs so we are open to any feedback and suggestions. Below please find our public Trello board where you can add new ideas and vote on existing ones as well.
https://trello.com/b/Z7shDQa4/getbadges-todo-features

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IT Needs Gamification. Conclusions on Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2016

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.

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The influence of gamification on IT employees’ motivation

Gamification now and then

Since the dawn of history games played a significant role in human’s life. Their main goal was to provide entertainment, relaxation, bring relief to pains and sorrows after a hard day spent on plowing a field or conquering another medieval village. Well, fortunately, in XXI C. games and entertainment have been successfully implemented in slightly different areas of life.

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3 most desired tools you want to gamify

Without any integrations playing GetBadges is basically impossible. It only runs with integrated tools you use in your project management or development. Without these tools, GetBadges as pointless as a fish needing a bicycle. But let’s talk numbers.

So far, we can integrate 18 project management and development tools, but there is more to it – we are open to discuss your custom requests and proposals of other tools!

Among these 18 tools, few of them are extremely popular when it comes to the number of integrations with GetBadges.

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