Competitive Silos or Collaborative Success

1389662 22069019 Competitive Silos or Collaborative Success

Andrzej Marczewski

Gamification Expert, author, consultant and designer. I love to write about it, talk about it and bore people to death with it! If you really want to get to know me, check out the About page.

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  1. April 9, 2014

    […] Competition can create walls between people. Break them down and work towards collaboration where you can.  […]

  2. October 15, 2014

    […] One of the most popular uses of enterprise gamification is to create competition. I don’t mean in the form of marketing campaigns, I am talking about internal competitions between employees. Sales leader-boards, fitness competitions, who is best at social etc. The idea is to drive employees to want to be better than the others. Being at the bottom of the leader-board should motivate me to want to work my way to the top – I should want to win. Whilst this is true in certain environments, it can be rather limiting in others. Take an imaginary scenario. You have decided that to improve the performance and time keeping of your bus drivers, you have put them into a competitive leader-board. Due to traffic delays, the 512 has ended up with two buses running in convey. The bus that is running a little late does not want to have their score affected, so keeps trying to overtake the other bus. Because the other bus does not want to lose position on the leader-board, they don’t allow it. Instead the compete for position on the road, for passengers and cause problems for other road users.  […]

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