Would Gamification Play
At Your Company?
— it's not the easiest word to say. But the concept is
catching on with many businesses.
In its most general sense, the
term refers to integrating elements of game-playing into
business-related tasks as a way to better engage the people
Many businesses have applied gamification to customer
interactions. For example, a company might offer
product-related games or contests on its website to generate
traffic and visitor engagement. Many restaurants award
customers points for each meal that can be used toward future
discounts. But the stronger trend recently has been to use
gamification internally. That is, businesses are using it to:
Engage employees in training processes,
Promote friendly competition and camaraderie among employees,
Recognize and measure progress toward shared goals.
With the rise of social media and electronic games, many
workers (especially Millennials) are comfortable sharing with
others in a competitive setting. And, from the employer's
perspective, gamification opens up all kinds of data-gathering
possibilities to track training initiatives and measure
For many businesses, employee training is the biggest
opportunity to reap the benefits of gamification. For
instance, in many industries, safety training demands constant
reinforcement. So workers often tune out on the topic. Framing
safety updates and exercises within game scenarios can liven
up the process.
Game-style simulations can also help prepare employees for
project management roles. Online training simulations, set up
as games, can test participants' decision-making and
problem-solving skills — and allow them to see the potential
consequences of various actions before granting them such
responsibilities in the real world.
Sensible, enjoyable approach
Naturally, gamification has its risks. You don't want to
"force fun" or frustrate employees with unreasonably difficult
games. Doing so could actually lower morale — and waste time
and money. But if you're looking for ways to improve
engagement and tap into the competitive nature of your staff,
consider turning mundane tasks into something more fun and
challenging. Would gamification play at your company? It's
worth looking into. Call us at
SMEED CPA Adds Financial
Services To Help Clients With
Investments & Insurance
often we here at SMEED CPA are asked about financial issues
that impact our clients investments and their portfolios.
We always offered our opinion and suggestions but in order to
help our clients actually execute the changes we suggest,
SMEED has created a Financial Services division.
SMEED Financial Services, Inc. will be able to
work with both individual and business clients on their
investment portfolios and manage assets on their behalf.
SMEED Financial will include Michael Uadiale,
ACA, CPA, CGMA; and Pablo Blanco who has
recently joined SMEED and comes with over 18 years of
financial sales and advising experience with affluent
Watch your inbox and mail boxes for more specific information
on services SMEED Financial Services, Inc will make available
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Hello it’s Michael Uadiale, CPA of
SMEED CPA Inc. We’ve just installed a toll-free
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think we are doing as your CPA firm.
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It's that simple. Thank
you in advance for your help and cooperation!
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Regards, Michael Uadiale, CPA,
Managing Partner, SMEED CPA,