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Gamification for Employee Engagement by Akila Narayanan

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Preface

There are certain buzzwords that are more intriguing than the rest. Gamification is one such buzzword. This is not surprising as the origins are traced back to the world of games. It is quite amusing that the term is ambiguous for both novices and intellects. While novices misconstrue gamification as playing games, intellects brush it off as yet another variation of a loyalty or rewards program. But what is it, actually?

Of course there is some connection to games or a loyalty program.

Don't we get completely engrossed while playing games?

Don't we get motivated to undertake an activity to win incentives?

Gamification borrows these best practices and applies them in a non-game context to influence humans to behave in certain ways. But there's ...

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