The topic of gamification within our learning and development team is very popular. What is gamification and how can we apply it in the training corporate world? Collect gold coins for a job well done? Earn points for completing courses or learning experiences? What would that look like and why would this be a good idea?
We have images and perceptions of what gamification is and an assumption that it wouldn’t work especially within the financial world….but maybe we need to re-look at this.
Gamification is about taking gaming elements and incorporating it into a non-gaming environment to make the task or work more engaging and fun so the end user can feel they’ve achieved something great and do it over and over again resulting in a positive outcome. How appropriate for learning new skills!