Friday, October 18, 2013

A Few Rules of Management for Playing the Gamification Game

This post was originally published on the HumanCapitalist blog. Included here is the lead and a link to full post.

I’ll admit — I’ve got mixed feelings about the hype around gamification that’s currently sweeping through world of management and HR. On one hand, it isn’t all hype. It’s easy to see how many people would focus more on accomplishing important tasks at work if they were somehow made more engaging and game-like. I based this solely on the obsessive lengths people go in the pursuit of frequent flier miles.

On the other hand, I agree with the notion that gamification will only get people to do what they would already do on their own. In my view, gamification is simply about motivation. And the larger the organization, the harder it is to motivate people at scale....

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