What is Gamification?
Games are inherent to human beings. Almost without us realizing it, they capture our attention and encourage us to become involved in accomplishing our goal to win. They allow us to put our knowledge and skills into practice in a safe environment, where we know that errors will not be judged and where, in one way or another, we feel encouraged to give the best of ourselves, because we are only playing. Games help a team experience a process in a fun, supportive environment that enables them to create effective strategies and practice the skills necessary to resolve conflict. Key points in the process are made more relevant, clear, and memorable through the action of playing.
Incorporating play into training delivery our was one of the primary objectives that drove us to create this our own methodology, NextB®.
Why is it important?
Beyond learning the subject matter, games also provide unique opportunities!
Highlight Team Behaviors
Group interaction helps highlight team behaviors that either promote or discourage progress.
Boost Team Morale
Games help provide a context for team members to take control of their learning and create the energy to make it fun in the process.
Games help team members become more flexible and adaptive. Players are quick to understand and appreciate that there may be more than one way to solve a problem.
Reinforce Appropriate Behaviors
Team leaders can easily recognize and provide immediate feedback to drive retention rates of good or bad behavior.
Overcoming a common challenge level-sets and drives team-building.
Connect with Others
When we feel connected and trust each other, we are more likely to look for a way to collaborate rather than compete.
In addition to including gamification in all of our learning events, we developed the following structured game options with our partner company, Play to Growth. Each is available in a half or full day and in an agile or traditional format.
Find a Habitable Planet
A Business Analysis Game
Identify and select a new planet for all mankind to inhabit. Will you choose wisely?
# of Players: 8 – 20
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Escape from Earth
A Project Management Game
Design and develop a spaceship that will re-locate all of humanity to another planet. Will your ship make it?
# of Players: 8 – 20