The TIE Institute recently published the article "Experience matters: The mediating role of gameful experience in the relationship between gamified competition and perceived innovation culture" in the journal Creativity and Innovation Management. The study conducted investigates the extent to which gameful competition in the workplace (e.g., scoring systems and team rankings) affects the perceived innovation culture in the company.
Sales employees in German credit institutions who work with such playful competition were surveyed. The results show that gamified competition is positively associated with perceived innovation culture, with employees' positive gamification experience acting as an explanatory factor in this relationship. Thus, the study helps explain the role of positive game experience and an experiential employee perspective. This helps managers design, predict, and adapt game-based competitions in the workplace.
The article can be viewed here: http://doi.org/10.1111/caim.12572