Video Games And Gamification

How your video-gaming skills can help make your business successful.

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Many, though not all, of these games, require that someone wins and someone loses. In these games, another person (or more than one other person) can affect the outcome of the choices you make.

In business, this type of game we play is called a competitive game. What does this mean?

Almost all games have one thing in common: they are based on some system of interactions between players, or one player and one object or concept, such as a speculator and the price of soybeans.

You can, if you wish, decide to see your business, as a collection of many different games — systematized activities most played to gain some benefit for you or for a group with common interests that you have joined. Either alone or with this group, you will strategize and make decisions that will lead to a desirable outcome. This is precisely what we have come to call the “Game of Life”. In order to play effectively in a game, the players need to have strategies and plans for action. Just as the rules need to have consistency, each player of the game is likely to adopt a strategy that he or she thinks is most effective and is unlikely to radically change. The ability of a player to create an effective, consistent strategy will be defined, in part, by his or her understanding of the rules and of the perceived strategies of the rival or opponent. For a game to be effective, the strategies of the players must remain minimally consistent.

The End-Game

If you can define the rules of any game clearly, you then can also determine your skill at the game or the skill of any other player (co-workers or competitors) in the same game. Thus, the value of understanding the available knowledge of how games are created how they function, and how they are played cannot be overestimated. Understanding game theory and gamification principles can actually help you fulfill your company mission. Gamification principles can be applied to every aspect of your business, from the mailroom up to the CEO’s office.

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By L. Harrison

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The Source of this Story

This story was created from my seminar notes for (Harrison’s Applied Game Theory). To follow all of my extended Great Game Theory Guide postings and stories, check out the Table of Contents for the first few Medium.com postings at:

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About my stories on Medium

Most of my Medium stories are anchored into the concept of Applied Game Theory. This idea explores how and why people make certain choices, including decisions related to their health, well-being, and self-awareness.

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