A job versus a passion

Over the past few years, I have seen some gamification attempts at IBM Connect.  I cannot say if they were deemed failures or not, but they always felt “forced” to me.  The objective of the game is that IBM want you to increase their trending during the event.  The community leaders in IBM try to do this with very little resources given to them.  This year, I see community people do it themselves, just for fun.  Not only do they do it, they do it in style.

Take a look at Dolphindoor.  IBM, please take note.

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  1. olufsphere Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 1:33 pm

    This is completely aced! I think the only weak spot is that they only have 250 sets of cards. I can’t wait to get in the game.

  2. Mary Beth Raven Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    250 sets might actually be brilliant.. becasuse we’ll have to SHARE and COLLABORATE :)

  3. Stuart McIntyre Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 5:05 pm

    It is superb – great job by all concerned. Witty, creative and perfect for newcomers and veterans alike.

  4. Kathy Brown Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 5:17 pm

    Thanks, all. We had a blast doing this, so even if it was a giant fail, we still had fun.

  5. IdoNotes Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Coming form you that is an awesome compliment. Really.

    Gab deserves so much of the thanks as a driving force keeping us all focused

  6. Gab Davis Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

    Thanks Stuart. We all had fun putting it together so hope people have fun with it

  7. Gabriella Davis Said,

    January 22, 2014 @ 6:40 pm

    Ooh it is a link from Stuart to PAUL’s blog. That’ll teach me to use a phone

  8. Thomas Said,

    January 23, 2014 @ 10:34 am

    First thing to do before registration is to get some cards.
    Great initiative

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