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Gamification news, tactics, case studies and more. The official blog of Bunchball.

Gaming the System

Molly Kittle


It exists in every aspect of our society: sports, personal relationships, education/academia, the healthcare system, taxes, dieting, politics, environmental regulation, online communities, driving…  It seems that wherever there's a system designed to reward people for good behavior, people will search for a way to manipulate it for personal gain.


3 Ways to Encourage Learning & Employee Development

Lea Sorrentino


Watch our on-demand webinar with Volkswagen to learn about specific changes they made to Volkswagen Academy that increased training and course consumptions, and ways that learner progress is communicated to the Volkswagen community. 

How Enterprise Gamification Aides SaaS Adoption

Molly Kittle


See first hand how introducing feedback along the desired path, with a focus on collaboration, has helped Fidelity motivate their developer community. Watch our on-demand webinar with myself and Sandeep Loganathan from Fidelity, who will share specific examples of Fidelity’s success using this approach.  

The Vision for Human Capital Engagement

Molly Kittle


Want to learn more about this approach to drive and measure employee engagement across the human capital lifecycle? Watch our webcast on-demandThe Vision for Human Capital Engagement 

Five Intrinsic Motivators and How They Impact Employee Engagement At Work

Molly Kittle


Every manager craves a highly committed, motivated workforce. When workers are engaged, business performance is better, customer satisfaction scores rise and ultimately, revenues increase.

But keeping employees engaged isn’t easy – particularly in today’s distracted and fragmented workplace. Boilerplate training programs and dated motivational techniques (contests, SPIFFs, etc.) are expensive, time-intensive and hard to measure. In fact, they do little to keep employees inspired for the long-term – and worse yet, they often have the opposite effect: demoralization. And then motivation sags, productivity lags and the downward spiral picks up momentum from there.

What can you do to turn things around?


Behind the Scenes at Bluewolf: How We Do Gamification

John Carton


Guest post by John Carton, Senior Client Advisor at Bluewolf


Three Reasons Why You’re Not Taking Full Advantage of Analytics –And What to Do About It

Keith Conley


If you haven’t embraced big data & business analytics for data-driven decision making, what’s holding you back? Learn the 3 most common roadblocks


Lessons in Motivation from the Super Tuesday Primary to the Workplace

John Andrews


What can we learn from the increased Republican voter turnout on Super Tuesday, and how can those lessons be applied to business?


The Worst Way to Combat Employee Distraction

Erika Blaney


Today’s employees are distracted. Email. Meetings. Mobile devices. Social media. Chatter across open layouts. Researchers say office workers are now interrupted—or self-interrupt—about every three minutes. No wonder it’s so difficult to motivate people to stay on task. 


What Happens in Vegas Doesn’t Always Stay in Vegas: My Top Six Takeaways from ATD TechKnowledge 2016

John Andrews


Our survey also found that nearly nine out of ten attendees (87%) plan to evaluate digital engagement platforms in the coming year. Why? Because there’s widespread recognition that digital engagement platforms can drive participation in learning systems leading to a direct positive impact on the bottom line.