Why playing around at the office works

Games are a part of any organization – if what you mean is internal politics.

Gaming – the rewarding of staff for working on teams or suggesting ideas — is something else that may be worthwhile in your enterprise.
That’s what comes through in this book review by Gartner’s Mark McDonald of the recently-published Enteprise Games by Michael Hugos.


With games, Hugos argues, a company can become “an agile network structure” that promotes co-ordination over top-down control. Perhaps the best known game platform is Badgeville, used by corporations as well as consumers.

McDonald says he’s glad he read what he calls a provoking and practical look at gaming. If you’ve used this technique in your company, let us know.

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Howard Solomon
Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of ITWorldCanada.com and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including ITBusiness.ca and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@] soloreporter.com

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