Sunday, March 22, 2009

Productivity Games Webinar hosted by Snowfly

Snowfly will host a webinar on Productivity Games on April 2, 2009

"The increasing presence of the "Gamer Generation" has forced many organizations to come up with a better way to motivate and inspire employees. When you take into consideration the obvious effect that video games have had on today's workforce, there seems to be a perfect opportunity to design work as a game and re-engage employees and improve productivity."

More info link

Snowfly is a Wyoming-based company that develops employee incentive software. Their approach rewards employees with game play, using random point-yielding games to drive productivity improvements. link

A recent article in Canadian Business describes more:

"Capstone gives employees who meet their objectives a chance to play online games from which they earn rewards such as cash in the form of a reloadable Visa card (the most popular option), electronic gift certificates and gift cards." - link

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Patriot Points and Blog

See for more information and a link to the full proposal.

An American investment in infrastructure – schools, broadband, energy-efficient buildings, highways, etc – should include a “national point system” to provide an incentive scheme for people to volunteer and help America grow. To create a new spirit of cooperation will require a bit of a nudge. The demographics of the country illustrate that a large percentage of citizens have grown up with and/or actively play video games. There is a sense of optimism about what Americans can accomplish, but hard work will be required. The establishment of a “Patriot Points” system will provide a way to attract volunteers, encourage cooperation, and track progress in a cost-effective and entertaining way.