Oct 24

Could Game Mechanics Turn Work Into Play? [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Somewhere between FarmVille and Office Space, there’s a key to improving how we think about work and how we perform on the job.

Think about it: Game mechanics have made some really mundane tasks (farming virtual crops, killing virtual pigs, etc.) absolutely addictive to a huge population.

So why not apply some of the same incentives and psychological triggers to tasks that are actually productive in the real world?

This is a question posed by enterprise social software company Socialcast, which created this 8-bit inspired infographic of facts and figures about the gaming industry and the enterprise.

SEE ALSO: HOW TO: Use Game Mechanics to Power Your Business

What do you think: Would simple, game-like incentives around teamwork, innovation and performance inspire you to level up at work?

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Image courtesy of Socialcast

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