We know our minds are powerful. And often we try to narrow that power into it’s most concentrated form, like focusing a beam of light through a magnifying glass. The only difference is that instead of frying ants, we tend to roast our little neurons.
Imagine a time when you where most full of creative solutions, and positive energy. My guess is -it’s not after three Red bull, with your head buried in the newest book on marketing (oops.) We know that if we feed our mind a challenge while relaxed, that we are capable of quantum cognitive leaps
–but only if we are not completely obsessed.
Our goals should challenge us and motivate us -but only to the point that our focus remains healthy and beneficial.
Our Challenge here will be stripping down business to it’s essential systems of operation -and to have a blast doing it it.
How many hours can your nephew play X-Box? Gamification is the desire to add this element of play back to our work life. This is the kind of enjoyment and positive outlook that breeds all kinds of innovative solutions.
So let’s gamify.
My mom: Hip to gamification -before it was cool.
I remember her explaining the difficulty she had getting me to pee in the designated area.
Mom recognizes my interest in -shall we say perfecting my aim?
Now, she could have beaten me senseless, understandable if your shampoo just quits smelling right…
or she could have lamented about what a horrible mother she must be -and still ended up with a little extra nitrate in her potted plants. Instead, she stayed relaxed and got creative.
Maximizing on my already present desire to annihilate targets, she tossed a handful of Cheerios into the toilet and dared me to sink them!
She made a game out of it.
And that was it (for the most part).
From that day forward I gladly confronted the Battleship Armada Cheerios in our bathroom.
Mom wins -David wins, and it’s fun! -that’s Gamification.
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