Thursday, June 30, 2022

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 and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including 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 [@]

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