“Culture” is something of a buzzword in business management — but for good reason. Workplace culture has a massive impact on a business’s overall operations. Employees who feel “at home” while at work are far more likely to thrive as professionals, and establishing a good cultural fit can ensure that employees and managers are on the same page.
Managers and business owners cannot afford to leave workplace culture up to chance. Instead, leaders should take the reins when setting cultural expectations and can use gamification to implement and assess cultural norms at work.
Gamifying workplace culture starts during onboarding. As previously discussed, managers can utilize games like the Onboarding Marathon to ensure that recruits understand cultural expectations as well as key facts about their new employer.
Before using gamification to change workplace culture, managers should get an accurate snapshot of their current workplace’s values and norms. This can be challenging, as employees may be hesitant to offer negative feedback. Instead, managers can use anonymous feedback collection platforms like Google Forms to gather data. This data can easily be gamified into progress bars and can be used by managers to help assess their own areas for improvement.
Gamification will look different depending on the industry and company. But, by gamifying tasks and learning materials, business leaders can improve the productivity of their workforce and create a fun, exciting environment where employees’ feelings and motivations are accounted for.