In this short piece, I wanted to quickly come back to and hopefully expand a little on the previous article about company exploration, in this game-based learning series.
In the previous blog post, I had discussed how important it is to start any gamification initiative with a company exploration session. In this session you look through your organisational background, what products and services the company offer, what the team structures are and the company’s position in the market place.
For this piece, I want to return to the organisational background part. The reason for this being that if you want to or are trying to introduce a new method into your own company or to a client company, you will need to understand where they are coming from and where they are going.
In essence, we are looking at two sides of a path, the path leading up to this point: the company background, and the path leading from this point: company motivations.
Though it must be said that it may not always be necessary to do full deep dive into a company’s history but having a basic understanding is always a benefit when developing new and innovative ideas with various stakeholders. As some may be new to the company and able to accept change quickly, and some may have been with the company for a great many years, and understanding where they are coming from will help you to convince them of this new course.