Improve Effectiveness and Creativity With Lessons Learned From Games



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Minecraft has become a runaway success for emergent gamers despite its lo-fi graphics and total lack of a script or story line. Using gamification techniques extracted from this style of game playing, enterprises will be able to inspire better ways to unlock employee creativity.

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  • Analysis
    • Emergent games, in which game play is unscripted and players are rewarded for initiative, are increasing in popularity. Enterprises that employ these nonstandard gamification principles stand to benefit greatly from the innovation that such mechanics can bring.
    • Power players in emergent games can modify the game's core platform in order to add functionality (and, indeed, value). This can influence gamification by drawing in "players" in the enterprise whose main interest is in enhancing and managing "the game," not "playing" it.
  • Recommended Reading
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