The 5-day work week is over. Gamification is the new way to engage your team at home.
Are you currently sitting at your desk, working from home? From online meetings to endless emails, the way we work has changed drastically ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Actually, we may still have a long way to go before we can return to our offices. Google [hyperlink to news article] recently made a new announcement, allowing its employees to work from home until summer of 2021. What’s more, companies such as Twitter and Facebook [hyperlink to news article] said some of their employees can work remotely “forever,” if that’s what they wish to do.
Although we get the comfort of staying home, working without social contact can get quite dry and frustrating at times, doesn’t it? If your colleagues have trouble concentrating in remote meetings, feel out of touch with each other, or if you’re just looking for a cooler way to do internal training, here’s the new way to engage your people: play a game!
As crazy as it sounds, gaming, or gamification, is an excellent way to boost concentration, engagement, as well as knowledge retention during remote events and meetings. Here’s why:
-Learning with gamification provides immediate feedback to learners through features such as multiple-choice questions, leaderboards, and point tallies.
-Playing a game and scoring increases feelings of competence and autonomy.
-Elements in a game such as challenge, sense of curiosity, and problem solving creates a heightened sense of involvement.
-Researchers described gamification as a “hedonic system,” which energizes worker behavior and dedication because the gaming experience is associated with pleasure.
Want to give it a try? De Kabeza is a live trivia app with real-time hosts to spice up your game. Use it to ensure your team is up to date on the latest info, employee engagement, or just to catch up with friends and have fun! You can click here
to request a demo.