UpScore allows me to customize the activities that will best influence my team, without sacrificing our sense of camaraderie.
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) March 08, 2016
New research in the fields of positive psychology and team performance management recognizes the “power of play” as a performance strategy. As a result, The Borelli Group launched UpScore; an innovative employee development program that is run by their new online performance optimization game. The UpScore productivity software enables managers to foster connectivity and team building, while improving the specific skills of each employee to keep the team focused and more productive at work.
“Harvard researchers have cited ‘play’ as both a primary motivator and methodology for reaching peak performance in the workplace,” shares Elizabeth Borelli, creator of the UpScore app and program, Keynote Speaker, Corporate Trainer, and Owner of consulting firm, The Borelli Group. “Play-based outcomes directly and positively affect employee engagement levels, which in turn improves job satisfaction, performance, and the company’s bottom line.”
Borelli was inspired to create the UpScore productivity app based on countless negative workforce reports, such as: Gallup polls show that less than one-third (31.5%) of U.S. workers were engaged in their jobs in 2014. This dilemma results in lost revenue, low rates of job satisfaction and increased attrition. Since high engagement is strongly associated with high productivity, this presents a critical business challenge for Managers and employers.
The Borelli Group’s UpScore Program combines Coaching and Consulting services for the Managers and their employees, along with implementing the UpScore game app, training employees on how to play the game, and monitoring employee participation weekly.
The game itself enables Managers to facilitate the performance measures their organization chooses to focus on through the turn-key program The Borelli Group manages. Clarifying the success factors critical to the organization as a whole directs the choice of goals that the (employee) players can choose from.
Says Borelli, “A shared goal among your team opens up collaboration to a whole new level. Working towards the same goal redefines your relationship, while cultivating teamwork. Each person represents an integral component to the success of the whole and our UpScore program helps a Manager and his/her employees to foster that mindset.”
In addition to working with clients to create these shared goals, players choose individual point-based-best practice habits. Pairing activities with points enables individuals to be rewarded for their unique strengths while working to improve what they see as their weaknesses. The ongoing positive communications-based team connectivity facilitates ongoing communication, as well as recognition for multiple aspects of good citizenship and job performance.
The Borelli Group’s clients are finding UpScore to be extremely beneficial. Steve Bonafede, CEO of CSR Real Estate Services in San Jose stated, “It's about team building, I’m always looking for ways to motivate our agents to increase their sales. However, the culture at CSR is very team oriented so I have to be careful about using competition as a driver. But UpScore allows me to customize the activities that will best influence my team, without sacrificing our sense of camaraderie.
It's measurable, and we can track results and make improvements along the way. So far the results with my team have been outstanding and my agents really enjoy participating in the game”.