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The most important slide at GSummit

After last month’s GSummit I just wanted to share one key slide here on the blog.    It is Slide 30 from Ross Smith on How Microsoft leads with Gamification.

He prequelled the slide with “we spent a lot of money and gave away a lot of bikes to learn this”.

Essentially the key principle is that not all of work is suitable to be gamified. Some areas are already sufficiently rewarded within the existing work environment that adding a game layer at best simply confuses staff (does this affect my remuneration or not?) or at worst distorts their existing work-reward balance (don’t add the lipstick of gamification to the pig of work)


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Toby Beresford

Toby is CEO of gamified performance management platform Rise. He was the 2013 founding chair of - the International Gamification Confederation and organises the UK Gamifiers meetup. As a gamification thought leader, he speaks at conferences and hosts workshops. Follow him on twitter @tobyberesford and Subscribe to this blog at Gamification Of Work blog feed

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  1. Employee Gamification Round-Up 5.20.13 | Engaging Leader

    […] using it to incent the actual work tasks. Also, Ross Smith from Microsoft has pointed out that not all work is suitable to be gamified. Still, it’s a funny strip! […]

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