It cannot be stressed enough that gamification is not the business of ‘making games’. However there are ‘types of games’, methods that work, which can be used in a variety of ways to change how...
Gaming since pre-history: Is Africa the ‘cradle of gamification’?
Gamified solutions are not standalone games, they are attempts to establish and sustain desired behaviours. Do the oldest games we know contain elements of behaviour-changing design? We examine...
What’s a ‘black hat core drive’ and why do you need to know?
Effective gamification uses complementary core drives strategically. Convey urgency, scarcity and loss potential with black hat motivators. Drive development, achievement and meaning with white...
How gamification improves effectiveness of the e-learning experience
Relevance and genuine human experiences separate great gamified learning solutions from frivolous learning diversions. Use feedback to tweak your program and keep participants engaged.
Why achievement badges are effective gamification motivators
Gamification and engagement solutions that work! Motivate your employees to learn new skills or engage with something new and unfamiliar. Acknowledge accomplishment and proficiency by awarding...
Is this gamification’s endgame?
For as long as gamification has been around, experts have been predicting its demise. Instead of planning a funeral, we propose a reboot. Move over gamification. Hello Motivational Design.
7 interesting questions and helpful answers about gamification
Gamification is not exactly a household word just yet, but awareness of the discipline is growing as more organisations get it right and experience the benefits of a human-focused solution to...
Uniting your workforce with gamification
There’s a common misconception that gamification is an actual game. Which is probably because of the name.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Screaming toddlers don’t count, I’m talking about the essential you. What’s the intrinsic need, the raison d’etre, that moves you to get up, get out and...
Caution. Feedback can be hazardous to your health.
In a long-overdue rehaul of industrial era performance management practices, a host of Fortune 500’s have ditched the annual employee performance review in favour of more frequent feedback.
It’s all in the brain: Gamification neurochemistry 101
We now know that the brain is triggered and motivated like clockwork. Understanding a (teeny) bit about the main neurotransmitters is key to getting gamification right.
Getting going with gamification
Where are you going with gamification? Do you need to energise contact centre performance? Maybe drive sales targets? Gamification can get you there. Get off to a good start with these quick tips.
On your marks, get set, learn.
Using games to facilitate learning is a strategy that’s been around forever.
Gamification inspiring financial upliftment
As you’ve probably noticed from my most recent blogs, I’ve been going through a bit of a personal wellness journey, using gamification to help me improve my overall health and fitness.
Changing habits with gamification
If you’ve ever tried to break a habit, you understand the often-tormented pattern of emotions that come with the effort. The initial rationale and brave resolve, the pull of temptation, the...
Make your e-learning tool more effective with intelligent gamification
The attractiveness of e-learning is unmistakable and may become the only way education is consumed in the future. Effectiveness is multiplied when a well-designed layer of gamification is applied.
Does gamification really enhance employee performance?
Businesses continue to look for ways in which their employees may become more effective. This is often bundled with a desire for more engagement and it all boils down to a workforce that is more...