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Is it Possible to Gamify a Boring Task? A: Yes, but... Gamification Co

Is it Possible to Gamify a Boring Task? A: Yes, but... Gamification Co | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
The reality is… you enjoy playing games. We’ve been playing games since the days of cavemen, and it is your nature to compare yourself to see how you measure up to others.

Games drive emotions, build loyalty, and create character.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

I agree gamification of a boring task is possible, but doesn't scale well. My thought would be to redesign the task so it is less boring. One way to do that is reduce the task down and inject more game elements. 

Another way to remake a boring task is to find out why its BORING. Everything is better WITH other people. I'm Riffing Andre W Chen's excellent How To Create A Social Product on Scenttrail Marketing right now: http://www.scenttrail.com/riffing-andre-w-chen-how-to-design-successful-social-products/

Relevant because Andre discusses the feedback loops needed to keep engagement across different segments and personas. Same applies to gamifying a boring task.  

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Ireland Travel Stories Competition Seeks Next James Joyce

Ireland Travel Stories Competition Seeks Next James Joyce | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
Your Chance To Turn Your Ireland Travel Story Into A 'Pot of Gold'. Read travel stories by others.
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Turn your Jame Joyce tendencies into money :).

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Gamification Comes To Sales With New PowerStandings Tool

Gamification Comes To Sales With New PowerStandings Tool | Contests and Games Revolution | Scoop.it
InsideSales.com Releases PowerStandings(TM) Gamification Tool for Increased ...
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Gamify To Make More Sales
I started in sales with P&G and M&M/Mars and PowerStandings seems to understand sales people's unique psyche - WINNING. Give salespeople numbers, and almost any kind of numbers will do as long as there is some challenge, and they will beat them, trash talk their fellow competitors and "get 'er done".

Cool new #gamification tool. Marty

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