Playoff meets up with: An Coppens

Posted by Silvia Galessi on 20-Aug-2019 09:48:58

An Coppens is the Chief Game Changer at Gamification Nation, an award-winning Speaker, L&D professional, business and executive coach and author. She is a leading expert in gamification for learner and employee engagement, with over 15 years experience in creating behaviour change through creative and innovative solutions.  where the vision is to make business and learning more fun and engaging.

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Topics: gamification, learning, interview

Inside Playoff: Authentication process

Posted by Silvia Galessi on 29-Jul-2019 14:37:43

Looking to integrate Playoff into your application?
Your App, software or website have their own authentication system and you don’t want that your users to interact directly with Playoff?
A lot of our customers write to us in order to have more information about the authentication process, especially when they face the scenario mentioned above.

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Topics: gamification, insideplayoff, authentication

Sales Gamification: increment incomes and involve sales force

Posted by Angela Da Cortà on 16-Jul-2019 14:46:00

The management of sales force inside a company involve different activities, from organization to motivate the staff and financial control. The sales manager not only sets targets, but also has the role to encourage, train and improve workforce’s loyalty, so that it operates in a correct way.

On previously articles we spoke about gamification, by explaining different mechanisms and functioning, examining benefits from its use in human resources and in finance. In this article we are going to analyse its use into sales area, to motivate marketers to reach business goals.

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Topics: gamification, sales

Playoff meets up with: Rui Patrício.  Gamification to the early stage of innovation.

Posted by Silvia Galessi on 25-Jun-2019 12:05:59

Rui Patricio, a  Portuguese project evaluator, trainer, speaker, advisor, auditor, and also a creator of gamification tools. He received an award for one of the top 10‐innovative ideas from the "Born from Knowledge" competition launched by the Portuguese government in 2016. Prior to that, Rui held management roles at leading Portuguese and global companies (ContinueToGrow, Digital Partners, Sonae Group, Air Liquide and PKH). He took part in many consulting and training projects in Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cap Verde, France, UK, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden and Italy. 

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Topics: gamification, interview, early stage, +innovation

Inside Playoff: customize leaderboards to boost engagement

Posted by Silvia Galessi on 07-Jun-2019 12:08:00

From now on, we are going to start a new series of articles that want to highlight some unknown features of Playoff. These features allow facing challenges and requirements, present in different projects.

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Topics: gamification, insideplayoff, leaderboard

Playoff meets up with: Francesco Lutrario

Posted by Angela Da Cortà on 14-May-2019 11:00:00

This article inaugurates a series of interviews with the major protagonists of Italian and international game design.

We have had Francesco Lutrario, Professor and Head of GamificationLab of La Sapienza University in Rome, tell us about it and his projects and his vision of the gamification sector, as designer of gamified applications for the optimization of business processes in Sicheo.
We asked him in particular, his opinion on the needs that a gamification platform must satisfy, in order to give real support to developers and game designers.

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Topics: gamification, learning, interview

5 steps to choose a Gamification platform for your business

Posted by Angela Da Cortà on 03-May-2019 15:54:04

Gamification is being used more and more by those companies that wish to improve different aspects of their production processes, from HR and personnel selection, to sales, to customers and employees loyalty program.

However, it may not be easy to implement a Gamification strategy inside pre-existing business processes, and many companies may not have time to develop a gamified platform from scratch or don't exactly know how to choose a ready-to-use product.
We at Playoff have some tips for you.

Discover in 5 steps how to solve your problem and choose the right Gamification platform for you.

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Topics: gamification, business, platform

Gamification in insurances: policies tailored to the driving style of policy holders

Posted by Angela Da Cortà on 16-Apr-2019 11:00:00

More and more insurance companies are beginning to adopt extremely personalized policies based on the driving behaviour of the insured persons, monitored by a black box installed in the car.

In a previous article, we addressed the issue of fleet monitoring for delivery companies, but the study of drivers' driving style is also a matter of interest for the insurance world. More and more users are adpting telematic insurance solutions whose annual payment is based on the actual use of the car. Each vehicle is mapped using a GPS tracker which informs the agency of the customer's driving quality, in addition to monitoring the number of kilometers travelled during the year.

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Topics: gamification, insurance, driving style

Gamification and Corporate Wellness: how happy employees can increase companies’ turnover.

Posted by Angela Da Cortà on 02-Apr-2019 11:00:00

"What most affects workers’ performance is what they feel emotionally."
(William A. Kahn, 1990).

Thanks to the research Psychological Conditions of Personal Engagement and Disengagement at Work, the university professor Kahn has brought to light a new way of conceiving people within the working environment, considering them as a central element to invest on, in order to pursue a correct and effective business strategy.

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Topics: gamification, well being, welfare

Tell me what you need and I'll tell you what player you are: the different types of players in Gamification

Posted by Angela Da Cortà on 21-Mar-2019 11:00:00

Users, in their role of players, are at the center of every Gamification strategy. What are they looking for in games? What is it that entertains them?

You can find out more about a person in an hour of play, than in a year of conversation."
Plato

The purpose of Gamification, as already seen in previous articles, is to build motivational levers, to define a model of digital user involvement.

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Topics: gamification, game design, players

Playoff's Blog: the limitless Gamification Platform

"Track & Reward Actions wherever they happen"  is the claim of Playoff, our gamification Platform. It allows corporates to implement gamification dynamics and mechanics into projects in a simple and insightful way, also breaking technical barriers.

Playoff works as a rules engine that takes care of all “difficult” mechanisms, like score assigning, actions tracking, players or teams  progresses and leaderboards real-time creation.

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