Earlier this year I wrote about the motivational power games can play in the workplace. A new study, published in Psychological Science, underlines the power of having targets to aim for, even if the targets themselves are largely meaningless. The only caveat is that your scores have to be improving.
“We all know that people like high scores, but what is less known is how to give scores,” the authors say. “Our research shows that what matters is neither how high the score is nor how fast the score increases, but rather the way it increases: It’s most motivating if the score first increases at a gamificationlerelatively slow rate and then increases faster and faster.”
Read the whole story: Forbes