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January 24, 2019

Permission to board

Employee onboarding doesn’t get the attention it deserves at most organisations.

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January 10, 2019

Gamification show and tell

Where are you with gamification? Just getting going, researching your options, or still wondering how it works and what it can do for your business? 

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October 16, 2018

Uniting your workforce with gamification

There’s a common misconception that gamification is an actual game. Which is probably because of the name.

TAGS:  Performance

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October 4, 2018

Hunger gamification

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...

TAGS:  Performance

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September 28, 2018

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. 

TAGS:  Performance

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September 25, 2018

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.

TAGS:  Performance

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August 14, 2018

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.

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August 10, 2018

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...

TAGS:  Performance

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July 25, 2018

Can gamification impact a wellness culture?

In a previous blog article, Fun vs performance, I talked about how Gamification can influence performance and illustrated my point with the formula  “F+E2 = P (Fun plus engagement squared equals...

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July 18, 2018

5 Ways to put gamification to work

The spectacular rise of gamification, from a commercial non-starter in 2002 to a USD 2.17 billion global industry in 2017 belies the persistent confusion about what it is and what it can do for...

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April 30, 2018

What is sales gamification and how does it work?

A common problem that gamification projects face is that very few people understand the subtleties of how it works. Most can get their heads around the workings of simple systems, but more complex...

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April 9, 2018

Fun vs performance

Companies of today need to be relevant, innovative, high performing and customer centric. To achieve this they need to ensure they have clearly defined objectives and are able to engage with staff...

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April 4, 2018

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...