The Science and Software to Make Your Team Happy and More Productive at Work : Gamification
The term called ‘Gamification’ became popular in the early 2010s, and since then this engaging and behaviour developing new approach is changing our work lives. With Gamification, organizations can;
• invest in organizational success by opening new pathways for employees and managers to understand each other’s values and helping managers to create successful teams,
• and make behavioral changes promoting good-natured competition for employees to achieve physical and financial wellness goals. When an employee is hungry, reaching for an apple instead of a candy means mastery, autonomy, and control which are the same motivations for a gamer.
Question is can managers reward their employees with their achievements while lowering healthcare costs and decrease absenteeism?
However, the question is can managers reward their employees with their achievements while lowering healthcare costs and decrease absenteeism?
According to Ross Smith, the Director of Test, Skype at Microsoft, it can be accomplished; however, the attendance to the games should be voluntary. Determining what make things fun for employees is the challenge that managers need to solve. However, once it is figured out, the games increase participation rates and creates transparency and high trust within the organization.
Seeing the benefits of Gamification urge insurance companies to embrace gamification as well. In light of this, one of Canada`s Employee Assistance providers Morneau Shepell released a program called ‘Getting to Your Gold’. The program is specifically designed to help motivate behavioural changes while connecting co-workers and Olympic athletes through an engagement program.
• Mental Wellness.