How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-25-2013

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Zero in on Behaviors to Encourage  Internally, Accenture has used game-based motivation to inspire more microblogging, collaboration and document sharing.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Start Small  Get a sense of what works and what doesn't. Then expand based upon proven practices and update other departments on your progress.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Prioritize Overall Approach Above Tech  It's critical for the strategy to drive the tech acquisition and deployment, not the other way around.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Keep It Simple  If participants strain too hard to understand the game, they could drop out. Remember: If you have to explain it in any kind of depth, it's too complicated.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Incorporate Essentials of Game Experience  Make sure elements such as compelling narrative, strong aesthetics and the fun factor are all in the mix. It's also important to include tiers of accomplishment levels.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Provide a Real-Time Impact View  Displays of total points, badges earned, levels achieved and so on must always be on display to maintain engagement.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Offer Meaningful Rewards  Winning means nothing if the prize is bogus. For employees, offering a great professional conference opportunity could prove valuable.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Push the Reset Button  If the game goes on too long, those who trail behind will get discouraged and quit. You have to press reset periodically to recharge interest.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Eliminate Loopholes  You don't want employees to manipulate the game by doing an end-around of desired outcomes.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement

Make It Meaningful  For an internal effort to work, the game must sufficiently tie into employees' day-to-day work.

How Games Can Drive Employee Achievement