How Gamification Can Boost Employee Engagement

Adrian R. Camilleri

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Employee disengagement is a persistent problem, and attempts to inject excitement often fall flat. However, gamification — using elements of games to motivate — has serious potential when thoughtfully executed. This article explores the psychology behind gamification, successful examples, and how to leverage probabilistic rewards (like lotteries tied to performance) to increase employee motivation.

A core responsibility of every manager is to motivate and engage their employees. This is because disengaged employees show lower productivity and exhibit higher absenteeism. Traditional approaches to increasing employee engagement include giving workers more autonomy, a higher sense of belonging and purpose, and additional growth opportunities. Nevertheless, employee disengagement in the workplace hit a nine-year high in 2022 in the U.S., with approximately three-fourths of employees reporting being disengaged.



Fuente: PMideas (How Gamification Can Boost Employee Engagement).