Fewer than one-third of U.S. workers are engaged at work. Instead of coming to the office bursting with energy, many arrive dreading countless emails and meeting-packed afternoons.
How do organizations reengage employees and increase productivity?
Gamification might be the answer.
Game-based motivation—including competitions, performance rewards and status recognition—not only engages employees, but also makes them more productive. According to an independent survey by Badgeville , gamification increases productivity for 90 percent of workers and, for 86 percent of workers, boosts awareness of co-workers’ goals and tasks.
Survey respondents (500 workers ranging from entry-level employees to top-tier executives) said the top benefits of gamification are: