In 2019 TalentLMS conducted a survey to examine how gamified elements change the state of training, productivity, motivation, and employee engagement. The following results are from a pool of 526 people who use gamification in their workplace.
- 89% of employees say that when a specific task at work is gamified they feel competitive and eager to complete it
- Employees say gamification makes them feel more productive (89%) and happier (88%) at work
- 61% of the respondents receive training with gamification
- 83% of those who receive gamified training feel motivated, while 61% of those who receive non-gamified training feel bored and unproductive
- 89% believe they’d be more productive if their work was more gamified
- 87% said game elements made them feel more socially connected and provided a sense of belonging
- 82% felt game elements provided a greater sense of meaning and purpose in their workplace
The most common gamified elements staff used during their workday were:
- 71% mention badges as the most common gamification element
- 59% say they’re granted points by an app or software at work
- 56% are awarded virtual or physical rewards for accomplishments
- 51% use leader boards
- 47% work with levels
The most motivating elements of work-based gamification ranked by employees are:
- Leader boards (Ranking)
The survey shows overwhelmingly the positive impact and affect gamification is having on employees in the workplace. Aware of the positive outcomes of gamification Ok Alone developed Safety Awards, a way to add gamification and increase engagement with their lone worker safety solution.
The system allows workers to log their safe practises and compete with colleagues and companies across the world. The program recognises Ok Alone feature usage or when a worker completes a safe shift and rewards them with badges, points and rankings.
Badges are given for GPS activation, Man Down or High Risk use, contacting a supervisor by SMS, going hands free or leaving a voice mail update among others. Workers can also get awards for reaching milestones such as completing 10 safe shifts or five safe weeks.
Workers are ranked individually, in teams, by company or country against the rest of the global community using the OK Alone lone worker system.
To find out more about the Safety Awards or start a free trial of Ok Alone’s lone worker solution, visit www.okaloneworker.com
All data can be found at https://www.talentlms.com/blog/gamification-survey-results/
As an expert in lone worker content management, I possess an extensive knowledge base and experience in the area of lone working and safety monitoring. My expertise in this field encompasses a wide range of areas, including risk assessment, training, communication, and technology. I have a deep understanding of the unique risks associated with lone workers and have researched and written many projects and articles to educate people in how to mitigate these risks.
Throughout my time with Ok Alone, I have kept up to date with technological developments, legislative changes and regulations that have been introduced to help organizations ensure the safety of their lone workers.