E-commerce giant Amazon seeks to revolutionize the warehouse experience by incorporating challenging workplace games that "help reduce the tedium of its physically demanding jobs." In addition to gamifing work, these incredibly playful insertions are also geared toward improving efficiency and overall employee performance.
The highly engaging workplace games are encouraged but not mandatory for "pickers" and "stowers." The interactive features are displayed on small screens at employee workstations and they register the completion of tasks. Inspired by Tetris, the system can pit individuals, teams, and entire floors against each other to see who can get the job done the fastest. Employees who choose to participate in the workplace games are later rewarded with points, virtual badges, and "other goodies."
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Amazon's Workplace Games Enhance Performance & Relieve Stress
1. Gamified Workplace Experiences - Leveraging gamification in the workplace to improve efficiency and employee performance.
2. Interactive Workstation Screens - Integrating small screens at workstations to display engaging games and register task completion.
3. Competitive Team Challenges - Creating competitive challenges between individuals, teams, and floors to enhance productivity.
1. E-commerce - Utilizing gamification to revolutionize the warehouse experience in the e-commerce industry.
2. Technology - Developing interactive workstation screens and systems for gamified workplace experiences in the technology industry.
3. Human Resources - Implementing competitive team challenges as a tool for improving performance and employee engagement in the human resources industry.