Gamification is the process of incorporating game-like elements into non-game contexts, such as work tasks and projects. It has been shown to be an effective tool for increasing employee engagement in remote work environments.
According to a study by TalentLMS, 89% of employees stated that gamification would improve their work experience. This is because gamification can make work more enjoyable, increase motivation, and provide a sense of accomplishment.
“Gamification works because it taps into our natural desire for competition, achievement, and reward,” says Yu-kai Chou, author of Actionable Gamification: Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards. “When applied correctly, gamification can turn mundane tasks into engaging and rewarding experiences.”
2. Wellness Programs
Remote work can be isolating and stressful, which can take a toll on employee well-being. Implementing wellness programs and initiatives can help support employees’ physical and mental health, leading to improved engagement and productivity.
According to a survey by Virgin Pulse, 70% of employees said that wellness programs positively impacted their engagement. Additionally, a study by Optum found that companies with effective wellness programs had a 25% lower rate of employee turnover.
“Supporting employee well-being is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes good business sense,” says Dan Witters, research director at Gallup. “When employees feel supported and cared for, they are more likely to be engaged and productive.”