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Click Here To Learn More Onboarding new recruits with Gamification

I recently did some secondary research to see how companies are creating new cultures by effectively using onboarding with help from gamification. What I found was quite fascinating.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 1:00am

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Pokémon Go Revolutionizes Mobile Gaming And Augmented Reality

In 1996, Nintendo released a role-playing game for their handheld Game Boy system called Pokémon, short for “pocket monsters”. In this game, “trainers” explored a world filled with animal-like characters called Pokémon. The goal was to catch Pokémon in a ball, and then train them by battling other Pokémon. As you gained experience, your Pokémon evolved, and became stronger. With the help of a USB wire connecting two Game Boys, users could trade and fight their Pokémon with friends. This social element of the game would become a crucial element to its success.

Posted by Matt Manning at 11:00am

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What is Gamification?

In the last few years gamification has had phenomenal growth as a means of improving knowledge, employee and customer engagement in a fun, interactive fashion. In fact, gamification is 10 times more effective at information recall than traditional computer-based learning techniques. It also can contribute to greater viral/social communications and peer-to-peer recognition and rewards through leader boards and badges.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 11:00am

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Using Gamification to Influence Business Travelers' Behavior

Gamification is proving to be successful when applied to many different subjects. In the classroom children are scoring higher. In the workplace employees are becoming more engaged at work and generating more revenue for their employers. Now it is being applied to business travel.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 10:00am

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Games vs. Gamification: What's the Difference?

Although gamification is a hot topic these days many people still struggle to understand the difference between games and gamification. The confusion is often amplified when organizations try to make a business case for gamification as an internal or external communications vehicle. We've created a cheat sheet to help our clients understand the difference. 

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 12:00pm

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Four Apps to Gamify Your Life

As gamification continues to be a prominent topic of discussion in the workplace, it is simultaneously growing in the social world. With smart phones becoming a necessity in our lives, apps have become a useful tool to keep us organized, entertained and up to date in our fluctuating world. There are now apps that are designed to help you live the lifestyle you desire, and will reward you for every step towards that direction. Here are some notable apps that can help gamify your personal life. 

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 9:00am

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Engaging Millennials with Gamification

It’s no secret that the Millennial generation is fond of texting, tweeting, posting, linking, and anything else that involves being connected. This generation has been raised on technology, and the majority of this group probably doesn’t even remember a time when Facebook and smartphones didn’t exist. While studies have shown that some aspects of constantly being connected and “on” result in negative side effects, we would like to point out a very positive effect that could greatly benefit your organization.

Posted by Allan Steinmetz at 11:00am

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