Adding Gamification into the Oracle User Experience

The new buzzword in the business world is gamification. It’s the process of making real-life tasks more like playing a game. The premise is that users are more likely to complete tasks if they are having fun.

No one should be surprised that our A-1 Oracle Applications User Experience team is exploring the use of gamification in the enterprise work space. Erika Webb, an expert on gamification within Oracle, explains in her blog post that gamification in the enterprise work space specifically focuses on a company’s business goals and addresses how to keep employees engaged in their work.

“Research shows that engaged employees produce more than unengaged employees because they are more involved in activities that make the company successful. According to a Gallup poll from 2001, engaged employees are also less likely to switch jobs,” she writes.

Employee engagement can affect a company’s bottom line so “it makes sense for the Oracle Applications User Experience team to work on how to get employees, whom we call users, more engaged in their work.” Gamification is one way to accomplish this goal.

Read Webb’s full post on how gamification is influencing and guiding next-generation designs for the Oracle user experience.

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