Enterprise Games: Using Game Mechanics to Build a Better by Michael Hugos

By Michael Hugos

Games and online game mechanics supply as robust a version for organizing wisdom and artistic paintings because the meeting line as soon as did for organizing business and repetitive paintings. As current economies falter, we’re studying that previous notions of business potency and top-down command and keep an eye on of work now not paintings. firm video games issues to a manner out of the issues we’re facing.

Game mechanics offer a robust set of field-tested concepts for organizing, motivating and dealing with paintings in addition to play. those thoughts pass some distance past simply giving employees a smiley face for generating extra widgets. Michael Hugos presents real-world case stories from his personal adventure and that of alternative enterprise executives and marketers to teach how the merger of video games and enterprise operations can convey common prosperity for the real-time financial system we now reside in.

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The agility dividend is gross profits that are consistently 2 to 4 percent (and sometimes more) above relevant industry averages. The ability to earn the agility dividend is the financial reason to go through the effort of becoming agile. Earning the agility dividend is what tells you if your company is doing well at playing its great game of business. There is a strong correlation between learning to play a game well and learning to be agile. We know good athletes are agile; they have to be agile in order to compete and win in contests with other athletes.

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