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To affirm achievement and motivate workers, instant rewards such as points, badges, leader boards, or progression are used. Employees' behavior is influenced by these incentives in order to meet set targets and business objectives.
FREMONT, CA: Gamification has been used by companies to increase employee training, participation, and motivation for over a decade. Gamification extends elements of video games to non-gaming contexts, such as a specific procedure within an organization, bringing the motto "work hard, play hard" to a whole new level!
Let us look at how gamification can improve employee engagement:
All of this sounds like fun, but how does gamification actually increase engagement? It's simple: by incorporating game mechanics and friendly competition into the workplace, employee motivation is increased, which leads to increased productivity.
To affirm achievement and motivate workers, instant rewards such as points, badges, leader boards, or progression are used. Employees' behavior is influenced by these incentives in order to meet set targets and business objectives. Overall, encouraging workers to compete, improve, and outperform their peers has a slew of positive outcomes, including:
Better Team Performance
When individual workers compete against one another in a fun way, the entire team's performance improves at the same time. Having the ability to transform mundane, repetitive tasks into exciting challenges fosters a passion for work and improves team spirit.
Ability to provide real-time feedback - Gamifying work tasks allows workers to work toward real-time, measurable, and meaningful goals, eliminating the need for annual performance reviews. This addresses a critical issue: 57 percent of workers don't feel appreciated, and 60 percent never receive immediate feedback from their bosses. More importantly, it provides an accurate as well as a transparent way to track performance for both employees and management.
Improved Employee Retention
Employees who are highly involved are 87 percent less likely to leave their employers than those who are disengaged. Gamification adds a new way to engage workers while also adding a sense of fun to their everyday tasks. Let's face it: workers who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be loyal to their employers.