Gamification works because it taps into the motivators of recognition, competition, and reward. Gamification tools tap into psychological behavior we exhibit – specifically everyday decisions we make at work. The gamification process provides a relatively light-hearted as in fun platform to share work achievements, and work progress. It also allows for friendly competition building.
A successful gamification tool works when users are provided the following:
- Motivation to perform the task and to receive the offered rewards or to gain recognition.
- Ability to carry out the tasks by breaking them into bite-size chunks thereby increasing perceived capabilities of the user.
- Trigger to complete the action.
Where in your business or organization has gamification shown up?
Marie-Helene Sakowski – Business Consultant – Change & Transition – firstname.lastname@example.org.