I often get asked what my favorite gamification element or elements are, but no one ever asks what ones I dislike!
So I thought I would ask you guys the question and offer my own answer.
That’s right, one of the mainstays of gamification, leaderboards are my least favorite element in gamification.
Don’t get me wrong, they have their place and when used well they can be a great asset to a gamified system. The problem is, they are so infrequently used well and normally are there for a “quick fix”.