Gamification: A Winning Design
Posted February 16, 2017 by Jonathon Jackson
There’s a lot more to implementing a gamification process in your workplace than simply coming up with some game-like activities for your employees and expecting productivity to magically increase...
Gamification – The Best of Both Worlds
Posted December 19, 2016 by Jonathon Jackson
Gaming endears itself to people because it offers them the ability to experience life in a gratifying way that traditional reality often cannot accommodate. Gaming is still seen by many people as a waste of time and energy, but we really can have the best of both worlds. After all, if a gaming environment allows us to be engaged, inspired, and rewarded, why would we not embrace that? It’s proof that real-world problems can be solved in the same way that game problems can be.
Planning: Choose Your Ride
Posted November 23, 2016 by Jonathon Jackson
There are new productivity systems that are designed to be far more flexible and reliable in terms of planning. They are intended to meet different goals, depending on who’s using the system and what their goals are. And they can be differentiated by what is known as the Transportation Metaphor.
Planning: Reducing Uncertainty
Posted November 14, 2016 by Jonathon Jackson
Everybody talks about the importance of having a plan. Few people know that the real importance is in the planning process – and not in the plan itself.
Mentoring: It’s for Leaders
Posted October 27, 2016 by Christy Pettit
Leaders are made, not born
From an organizational standpoint, that means if you want your team members and managers to be leaders, you may have to show them how to lead. Fortunately, there is an ideal way to develop their leadership skills – mentoring.
Mentoring to Empower Women
Posted October 14, 2016 by Christy Pettit
Women earn less money and are more likely to work in employment that is informal, vulnerable and unprotected. They are underrepresented in positions of leadership and senior management. They are also more susceptible to experiencing discrimination at work. At ODScore Inc., we know that women in the workforce continue to face many challenges. This is true regardless of where you are in the world, because no country has achieved gender business parity.
White Paper:The Problems with Plans
Posted September 21, 2016 by Christy Pettit and Neil LaChapelle with Jonathon Jackson
Our research has determined that traditional planning often fails because of the exaggerated importance of the static plan. New productivity systems have been developed which are far more inclusive and adaptable, and which result in planning processes that can actually make positive differences in terms of goal attainment and organizational productivity. In the white paper we explain these systems and show how they differ from one another and from traditional planning practices.
Mentoring and Diversity
Posted September 9, 2016 by Christy Pettit
Mentoring is an excellent way of overcoming cultural and multi-generational differences in organizations. It plays a significant role in developing an awareness and understanding of other people and cultures, which leads to positive impacts on individual and organizational performance and productivity.
Mentoring for Productivity and More
Posted September 1, 2016 by Christy Pettit
Mentoring is a great way to engage employees and give them the benefit of someone else’s experience and knowledge, but there are advantages to mentoring that go far beyond mere worker engagement.
Posted August 17, 2016 by Christy Pettit
As people in their 20s and 30s advance in their careers, they expect to walk into situations that are different from the ones experienced by their parents. They want their work to be meaningful, and they want their environments to be more flexible and to cater somewhat to their needs – and there’s really no reason why all of that can’t happen. Mentoring is one area that will help millennials find what they’re looking for, and achieve success on the job.