An FYI about the concept — it originated in 1896 with S&H Green Stamps, where marketers sold stamps to retailers to reward loyal customers.
But is gamification in the workplace worth the hype? Well, gamification has been found to increase happiness and productivity. While that sounds promising, let’s explain what gamification is, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, before implementing it in your workplace.
The concept of gamification in the workplace involves incorporating challenges and tasks to make work more engaging. Employees are rewarded with it as a way to make work more enjoyable and meaningful for them.
Instead of getting overwhelmed by scheduling kid’s activities, the key is to establish a routine and start working these after-school activities into your current schedule.
Here are a few ways to help carve out the time and energy for the kid’s activities as a working parent while still balancing and finishing work in other areas of your life.
The great thing about scheduling kid’s activities is that you’re in charge of which days and times you sign up for. So be sure to look at your current Calendar first to see when the best time would be to add an…
Although you may hesitate to admit (or even realize) it during the chaos, emotional wellness is essential in your daily life — just as important as washing your hands and covering your mouth when you cough.
Psychologists define emotional wellness as “an awareness, understanding, and acceptance of your emotions, and your ability to manage effectively through challenges and change.”
In short, emotional wellness equips you with the skills needed to absorb complex challenges that will ebb and flow throughout your life. Taking on challenge after challenge, day in and day out, is part and parcel of life — and productivity.
Fundraising requires equal parts hard work, creativity, and generosity. Some people will donate no matter what, but putting together a good fundraising campaign can help you get enough for not one but two end-of-season pizza parties. Here are seven ideas you can try out this season:
The average business traveler takes almost seven trips a year. That’s the equivalent of jumping on a flight at least every other month. Therefore, taking advantage of travel time is crucial to making the most of all of these trips.
Being equipped with the right software makes traveling so much easier and more effective. The following list will detail the six most valuable types of apps business travelers should have downloaded for every trip:
Time is a businessperson’s most valuable asset. Managing your time on a trip is just as important, especially if you’re juggling a heavy meeting schedule with…
But tech wasn’t supposed to be that easy, so the company ditched it.
To export Google Calendar to Outlook, you’ll first need to export it from Google Calendar itself.
Open Google Calendar on your desktop. Google won’t let you export the calendar from its app.
Press the cog icon in the top right corner then select “Import & export” from the menu on the left. In the main part of the screen on the right, you’ll see two boxes.
Import and export functions come together on Google Calendar.
The top box is for importing calendars. It’s the second one you…
As the customer journey has become more complex and increasingly digitized, it’s more important than ever for brands to understand and interpret the data that is generated along the way. This data is essential to uncovering the key “customer moments” that drive — or halt — conversions and sales. Discerning and intentional data analysis is also essential to standing up a modern sales and customer management engine that’s firing on all cylinders in an increasingly virtual environment.
More than ever, successful brands are those that recognize and adapt to the shifting customer journey early, often in response to feedback from…
If your office is one of the many businesses choosing a remote or hybrid model, it’s imperative you know how to present yourself on video and have productive and engaging virtual meetings. In addition, virtual meetings will remain a key channel for you to work with others. With communication and collaboration listed as some of companies’ most in-demand soft skills, nailing your virtual meetings will be key to your success.
After all, there’s likely always going to be at least one coworker who isn’t in the room. So when it comes to meetings, one person virtual = all participants virtual.
This is the big, no-exceptions mantra that should ring out whenever it’s time to make a decision regarding business strategy. While major economies are unlikely to return to the harsh lockdowns of early 2020, the future trajectory of COVID-19 is something a lot of consumers are watching vigilantly. According to an ongoing survey conducted by Deloitte, some 51% of customers are concerned about their physical wellbeing when it comes to their activities, up from 47% a month prior.
Not all family barbeques are created equal. Some people are just better cooks than others, and others are naturals at putting together events. Regardless of your skillset, this checklist will set your barbeque up for success and make it the perfect way to say goodbye to the best season of the year:
To start things off, you need a grill to get cooking! But, of course, you can’t expect to have an authentic barbeque if you’re planning on using nothing more than a conventional oven. Instead, you need that smoky taste and outdoor experience to bring it all together.