2021 New Year Roundup and 2022 Update!

New year 2021 New Year Roundup and 2022 Update

Happy New Year!

2021 was not a productive year on the blog, after so many years of writing, I needed a break to be honest. I also decided that 2021 was the year to get my mental health sorted a little bit, so made a few changed here and there.

However, it’s 2022 now and I want to get a fresh start on this blogging stuff again. So, expect a bit more activity (don’t expect 1 a week though!)

I’d love to hear what you would like to see more of moving forward though, let me know in the comments or on Twitter (DaveRage)
As is traditional, below you will find my roundup of the year’s blogs. Hope you enjoy and I’ll see you all very soon 🙂 Read More ...

The “Is it a now thing, or a later thing?” prioritisation framework – Beat the Post Christmas Slump

Yes no banner The 8220 Is it a now thing or a later thing 8221 prioritisation framework 8211 Beat the Post Christmas Slump

So, Christmas is done and we are now in that no mans land between Christmas and New Year. No one knows what day it is, what they should be doing or what their next meal might consist of – but know that it is in the freezer and is bit sized.

The next week or so can be really hard to stay focused during as you work in a piecemeal fashion and have slightly less direction than usual. So I thought it was time to just share the basic prioritisation framework I use in my head (which I probably stole from somewhere!). At it’s most simple it asks the question Read More ...

Merry Christmas / Holidays for 2021

Merry Christmas Monkey Merry Christmas Holidays for 2021

As we hit Christmas, I just wanted to wish you the best of times and hope that the coming months are safe for you all.

You will see more of me next year as I finally have more to say about gamification and the world surrounding it.

In the mean time, here are a couple of things to play with. First – my Choose Your Own Gamification Definition page – https://www.gamified.uk/gdef/index.htm

Also, don’t forget to treat yourself to all my downloadables for just £10 – that’s about £100 worth of stuff for £10! Read More ...

The Importance of Offboarding

Offboarding 2 e1639665586873 The Importance of Offboarding

A million years ago (well 2013) I did a talk at my first big conference – Gamification World Congress ’13. I chose to talk about a potential framework for a gamified career path, using a game board, constant feedback loops etc.

Career 2.0 Gamification of a Career – GWC Talk

It was a decent talk and the concept was, if I do say so myself, a bit ahead of its time. That said, I do see elements of it in the real world now, which is awesome!

I spent time then and have done a lot since, talking about the importance of onboarding new members of staff. However, I know now, that I missed a very important part of the employee journey – Offboarding

I did a quick search for a definition of offboarding and found this one that I felt was interesting.

Offboarding is the process that leads to the formal separation between an employee and a company through resignation, termination, or retirement. It encompasses all the decisions and processes that take place when an employee leaves.

  • Transferring that employee’s job responsibilities
  • Deactivating access rights and passwords
  • Turning in equipment
  • Conducting exit interviews to gather feedback

https://www.bamboohr.com/blog/offboarding-why-it-matters/

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£15 Gamified UK Full Package

Collage 15 Gamified UK Full Package

£10 Gamification Bundle: Even Ninja Monkeys eBook, Gamification and Solution Design Lenses, Inspiration Cards and Design Toolkit

Note: this is a download only, there are no physical copies being sent. You should get a link after purchase to download the items.

Gamification and Solution Design Lenses (Normally £9.99)

The downloadable version of my Gamification and Solution Design Lenses. The package contains a printable PDF and the 22 cards as high resolution PNG images.

Basically it is a series of cards that contain questions related to various frameworks I use in my life as a solution designer. They cover ground from the User Type HEXAD, to the COM-B behaviour change model and lots in between – including the “What’s the worst that could happen” card! Read More ...