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Using Gamification and Collaboration to Improve Employee Performance

06.20.2013
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Good post here from the American Society for Training and Development on how gamification and collaboration can really help employee performance.  Collaboration is key to adding an element of gamification to work activity.

A recent Modern Survey study found that only 10 percent of employees in the United States are fully engaged at work. Yet, they or their teenage son or daughter can spend all evening and the early hours of the morning fully engaged in an online game. Teresa Amabile from Harvard in a study involving 12,000 daily diaries of knowledge workers found that the greatest contributor of engagement and motivation for knowledge workers was progress and the single greatest source of that progress was collaboration. Progress and collaboration are inherent in most game design and are vital in effective performance management.

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