As an employer, you already know how hard it is to keep your employees happy, focused and motivated all the time. Out of all organizational problems you can face, this could be the toughest one to solve, because working with people is not easy.
So what can you do? The answer is this: employee engagement activities!
Have you ever heard of gamification? Don’t Google it, we have all the information you need. Gamification is a concept which uses game thinking and mechanics in order to engage people in solving problems and increase their contribution in the workplace.
You know that feeling you get when you win that game you like? You feel rewarded and happy, even if the prize is nothing tangible. You can use this strategy in your own company by implementing different games in a non-game context.
How do we know this works?
Because people never really grow up. We like games, we love to win and we never wash off that competition spirit we are born with. Games can really change behaviors, can motivate employees and can be the solution to complex organizational problems if they are put to good use.
Gamified systems, based on specific employee engagement activities, can help you make the accommodation process much smoother and can also trigger instant feedback within your company. It’s completely up to you what kind of rewards they get and what tasks you want them to accomplish in order to be rewarded, but we can help you put together a plan and a system that will channel their resources, tickle their curiosity and activate their need to master a new skill.
This is where we step in.
We associate tasks with immediate results, come up with tangible incentives and motivate people to accomplish otherwise boring chores. We do this by associating the wish list of the company with the wish list of the employees and by identifying the needs of everyone involved. Our experience and creativity allows us to find the best custom made solutions for you and your employees.
What can you expect from the implementation of a gamified system?
In the projects we worked on so far we learned several benefits: the new hires ramp up decreases, the learning curve declines, commitment and engagement are growing, employees share their experience and offer direct and valuable feedback for the company. Also, the results you get are easily measurable, feedback is direct and instant, team building activities tend to be more appealing and you will discover how your employees can add value to the company strategy. Your performance management system, skill matrix and knowledge management system can be linked and thus improved.
There are five intrinsic motivators that will be tackled with the help of our gamified system:
- Autonomy (I control)
- Mastery (I improve)
- Purpose (I make a difference)
- Progress (I achieve)
- Social Interaction (I connect with others)
The themes we create our games around can be universal (such as community, tribes, collecting interesting and rare things) or can be suited to the specific needs and desires you might have. Don’t hesitate and contact us to get more details.