Episode 84 – Engagement through Gamification

Sandy, Phaedra and Michael M. find the uncommon ties, to bring together people, planet & profitabiliy through the engagement power of gamification in this episode. The discussion spans Human Resoures, with Phaedra speaking in Paris this week, to Nike’s gamification ideas from the Harvard Business Review Game Jam, to Tesla’s strategy to deliver an electric car for everyone. The ideas spark and arc between the co-hosts around ways for how individuals can participate economically in the new opportunties that are opening up through the intersecting business models from Solar City, Schneider Electric and Tesla. Ideas on SMS-based gaming and local events are also discussed, from Saxapahaw, NC’s Switchpoint conference and a teambuilding exercise on Margitsziget in Budapest where Michael plays the role of the “fehér nyúl”.

A very happy Mother’s Day to Sandy, Phaedra and all the Moms listening in to the podcast!

cupcakes & bacon

selected links

Fleming Group’s Global HR Summit in Paris — http://human-resources.flemingeurope.com/gamification-hr-summit
Nike Fuelband — http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/nikeplus-fuelband
Jawbone UP — https://jawbone.com/up
Tesla Motors — http://www.teslamotors.com
Solar City — http://www.solarcity.com/
Schneider Electric — http://www.schneider-electric.com/
Switchpoint — http://www.switchpointideas.com
Process Mining — http://www.processmining.org
Professor Wil van der Aalst — http://wwwis.win.tue.nl/~wvdaalst/


Episode 32 – The New Year

The Michael’s kick off the new year with a few technical difficulties and some self quantification. Since many people start the new year with resolutions to lose a bit of weight, or get more healthy, etc. we decide that there are some really cool ways to game your health using new digital devices and gaming mechanics. Michael M tells us all about the cool experiences with the Jawbone Up, while Michael R gets excited about how well Downcast App works with the Apple TV he got for Christmas.
We then jump over to an interesting discussion on how Production Support can benefit from the simplicity of communication that you see in games like Super Mario Brothers. And we end the show with a bit of reminiscence of Leeroy Jenkins famous WoW raid! So sit back, fire up Your Gaming Rig, and get ready to play – Games At Work!

This Week’s Links:

Jawbone Up and Companion App
The Human Face of Big Data Book and Companion App
Apple TV and Downcast App
MacBreak Television Episode
Leeroy Jenkins