Goals and Games

Goals and Games

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This Element is an excerpt from Changing the Game: How Video Games Are Transforming the Future of Business (ISBN: 9780132357814) by David Edery and Ethan Mollick. Available in print and digital formats. Apply the lessons of game design to supercharge employee productivity, performance, creativity, and satisfaction! Wea€™ve all experienced moments when wea€™ve felt extremely focused and productive, and time flew by. That experience, first named a€œflowa€ by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, has been linked to increased performance and improved learning and problem solving. Several factors that promote flow also underlie good game design and can be applied to designing employee goals.As it turns out, the engineers behind Windows Vista are far ahead of Microsofta#39;s own game gurus when it comes to ... One of the most practical ways to do this was to rope as many Microsoft employees as possible into helping test Vista ... To play, all you needed to do was install an early a€œbetaa€ version of the Vista software.

Title:Goals and Games
Author:David Edery, Ethan Mollick
Publisher:Pearson Education - 2009-10-16


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