Mandatory Fun - Gamification Research #gamification
Matt Moore <innotecture@...>
Over the last 12 months there have been some discussions around gamification on both lists. As a grumpy empiricist, I have been frustrated by the lack of hard evidence to support some of the claims made around this topic.
I came across this piece of research where someone actually undertook an experiment: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2277103
The findings: adding a game element to work can improve performance but there are some caveats around employee consent (and an interesting observation on leaderboards). Now obviously this is just one study on one game in one organisation but this is exactly the kind of thing that we need to see more of.