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5 brain tricks to become more productive at work

By: Jim Wexler Gamification Forum Chairperson Founder, Experiences Unlimited @JimWexler   The brain tends to procrastinate delaying productivity altogether. Here are some tips to “trick” the brain and help with productivity. (Learning and performance improvement are core topics at the Gamification Forum in New York in October) Make sure to breakdown and divide tasks into

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8 ways to engage Millennial employees

8 ways to engage Millennial employees

A high level of employee engagement is a goal of every organization. With a highly engaged workforce comes productivity and, ultimately, positive business results. The Millennial workforce often has priorities varying from that of other generational employees, say Baby Boomers. So, in order to effectively engage your Millennial employees, it’s important to be clear about

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7 common mistakes when managing the Millennial workforce

7 common mistakes when managing the Millennial workforce

Retaining, engaging, and managing Millennials can be a challenge. HR professionals, internal communicators, and managers should be aware of these 7 common mistakes when it comes to Millennials in the workplace: 1) Adopting their jargon. You might think you’re strengthening a bond with your workforce when you start including “YOLO” on internal communications – but

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3 ways to bridge the generational gap in the workplace

3 ways to bridge the generational gap in the workplace

Recruiting and retaining the Millennial workforce is only a part of the challenge for today’s organizations. Managing a multi-generational workforce comes with its own set of unique challenges. How do you make Millennials feel valued without alienating the rest of your workforce? What’s the best way to efficiently and effectively communicate with a multi-generational workforce?

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Why your organization needs Millennial talent

Why your organization needs Millennial talent

The average large company in the U.S. will lose 30-40% of its workforce due to retirement over the next 5-10 years. It’s anticipated that Millennial talent will make up approximately 46% of the workforce within the next 5 years. Who are Millennials? Millennials, also known to some as Generation Y or Generation Me, are somewhat

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Gamification in business: 4 common mistakes

4 common mistakes when using gamification in business

Enterprise gamification can be a powerful tool when it comes to engaging your workforce and reaching business goals. So powerful, in fact, that doing it wrong can cause a lot of damage and reverse progress. Here are 4 common mistakes professionals make when using gamification in business… Poor design and/or execution. Games have the ability

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What's trending in Gamification for business

8 trends in gamification for business

Leading organizations are using gamification internally to overcome various workplace obstacles and improve operational efficiencies. While the innovation continues, gamification has already proven to be a highly customizable solution for everyday business challenges for companies big and small.   Organizations around the world are using gamification for business to… 1. Increase employee engagement. Use the

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Gamification: Do we need it?

Gamification: Do we need it?

How familiar are you with the growing trend of gamification in internal communications? Many leading companies have already started building applications and programs that have turned gamification into a $100 million industry seemingly overnight. And, it’s expected to grow to a $2.8 billion industry by 2016 says Yu-kai Chou, a gamification pioneer. What is gamification

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