Today’s work culture is experiencing an engagement epidemic of epic proportions. According to a recent Gallop poll, 70% of professionals are disengaged at work. Disengaged workers don’t problem-solve and innovate at the rate required to thrive in today’s high-flux market. Today’s leaders must influence tomorrow’s leaders through intentional engagement.
It’s no secret that Millennials are hitting the “restart” button on their careers at shorter intervals than ever before. In fact, 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job less than 3 years and it’s costing organizations an average of $24,000 to replace a single Millennial employee. The culprit of this dwindling loyalty is lack of engagement. The solution is gamification.
Gamification is the use of game-thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems. So it’s no coincidence that Badgeville, the #1 gamification platform that helps businesses increase customer loyalty and employee engagement with gamification, created the below infographic to help managers get the most of their young workforce.
With the average age of a gamer being 30 years old and 61% of CEOs, CFOs, and other senior executives saying they take daily game breaks at work, gaming has never been more posed as the solution to engage the next generation of employees. Harnessing the characteristics that make games so engaging and infusing them into work culture will result in the influence level-up that leaders need to thrive tomorrow.
Question: How can you use gamification to engage your Millennial employees?