(PRWEB) March 05, 2014
CareerCycles is pleased to announce the release of the podcast The Gamification of Work as part of their Career Buzz series.
The gamification of work is a term used to describe the way companies are introducing games and game-play into their business models. Games can be used to modify employee behavior, change company culture, and solve big problems in business.
This podcast features interviews with Phaedra Boinodiris and Chuck Hamilton, both employees at IBM who have used their interest in games and technology to leverage their careers. Phaedra is a motivational designer for IBM clients and Chuck is a Virtual Work and Social Media Leader at IBM’s Centre for Advanced Learning. Both Phaedra and Chuck discuss and provide examples on how to bring games into the workplace by using the intersection of technology, play, and people.
The Gamification of Work also touches on real-world examples of how skills cultivated through games and gaming communities are being used by businesses to improve practice and for organizational effectiveness. Chuck discusses how companies can use the social component of games to build up diversity and the community side of play with their employees. Phaedra chats about how companies can create games incorporated with company software to help explain complex systems and to solve complicated company problems.
This is an excellent podcast that can inspire listeners to integrate personal interests into their work to create the career they want. It can also help industry leaders, executives, and business owners rethink the way they share corporate information, develop business plans, and train their employees by using games to keep them engaged and make work inclusive, informative, and exciting.
CareerCycles is a career counseling social enterprise that offers career management and career engagement services to individuals, corporations, associations, and educational institutions. Their career development programs and sessions are designed to customize the careers of their clients and empower employees, while also offering holistic balanced life solutions. Some topics include career transitioning, how to re-enter the workforce, job search help, workplace coaching, and employee engagement.
For more information on CareerCycles and how they can help you, please visit careercycles.com.