Do you track your American Express points, your frequent flyer miles, Fitbit steps, Weight Watcher points, or your LinkedIn profile strength bar? If so, you have fallen victim to being engaged through gamification. But it’s okay because as humans we are wired to play games. Have you ever thought to harness the power of gaming to engage your Millennial employees?
Wikipedia defines gamification as the use of game design techniques and mechanics in a non-game context to solve problems and engage users. The key word there is engage. And what’s more engaging than video games? According to Millennials, nothing. Understand and play to Millennial’s hard-wired gaming needs to effectively engage and retain them as employees in the workplace. Read more
When Gartner shared its top tech trends for 2015, we learned that the number of Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer roles have doubled since last year – and are expected to double again. As one might imagine, this will rock the c-suite’s world.
- 75% of IT execs say they need to change their leadership style within the next three years.
- By 2017, 50% of total IT spending will occur outside of IT.
- Also by 2017, 70% of successful business models will be deliberately unstable.
In short: Silo-ed roles are out, blended skills are in. As more businesses use data to scale, employees must be agile enough to switch tactics on a dime. Gartner says, “This holistic approach blending business model, processes, technology and people will fuel digital business success.” Read more