Episode 123: Gamification and Productivity: What Games Can Teach us about Motivation


Gamification

Think about the rush you receive on Facebook when receiving tons of smiley faces, hearts, and comments on a brilliant post that you created…

Or when you used to receive gold stars or cash as rewards when you were in school.

“It’s play that helps us do serious things better.” – Daniel Debow, from Salesforce

We, creators, are biologically wired to receive a dopamine hit and feel rewarded around activities that we may initial drag our feet around.

Already studies are being done on employee engagement and really looking at how gamification can make us more productive. Earlier this year, I read this cool book called Reality is Broken, written by academic Jane McGonigal. All about how the workplace is broken and it needs to function more like a game.

How we can bring gamification into our creative businesses to invite more play and productivity into the work that we’re doing in the world?

Gamification is the use of game elements and game thinking in non-game environments to increase engagement and improve better targeting. This introduces game-like elements into what you’re already doing in order to get better at it and have way more fun doing it.

Creatives, we definitely need the visual reminders and the gamification. What we wanted to share with you today was how you can gamify your own productivity, and how you can do it old school analog style or with the latest gamification apps.

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  1. How the neuroscience of gaming creates a powerful form of intrinsic motivation
  2. Fun ways to gamify your own productivity and implement new habits consistently
  3. Jerry Seinfield’s simple and effective productivity system
  4. All about bullet journals, day designers, app gamified trackers, and more

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Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.



About Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur with 17 years experience in media, marketing and sales. She is a lover of art, poetry and mythology and a complete geek who digs discussing how businesses work. One of her core values is continuous improvement; she is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Most days you can find her supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses. And on other days you can find her in her art studio covered in paint.

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