This week’s Fierce resource was originally published on Huffington Post and explores the link between employee engagement and the future of workplace technology.
The need to keep up with ever changing technology can sometimes leave your head spinning. But if used in the proper way it can also lead to higher productivity and happier, more engaged employees. The trick is not to bring in a new solution expecting it to be one-size-fits-all.
According to How Technology and Work Culture Drive Each Other, gamification, intra-company social networks, and external applications all pay a role when it comes to maintaining the health and well-being of employees. Each solution also brings its own set of problems, which if left unchecked can make it less effective.
“While cash prizes are nice, they are not as rewarding as simple recognition. People want to be recognized for their skills and job acumen. Using a gamification program doesn't necessarily mean more money, but does mean creating personally meaningful rewards.”