Games tap into our inner desire to challenge ourselves. We love the thrill of scoring points and getting to the next level.
But games don’t always have to be a distraction from our everyday lives—they can actually make us more productive when used properly. Using a gamification strategy, you can help your employees get more done at work.
We’ve used psychologist Victor Vroom’s Expectancy Theory to explain how games can help your employees perform better. The theory includes three variables—expectancy, instrumentality, and valence—that describe how motivated employees are to do their job.
We broke down these three variables to help you design a gamification strategy that helps motivate your employees—instead of distracting them.