Gamification for Innovation & Creativity in the Workspace


We hosted a meetup recently with the aim of discovering what makes a work environment a better catalyst for innovation and creativity.

Our first speaker was Richard Paul from PropellerNet, a Brighton based company known for their unique status as having a Superengaged workforce. After reading the book of the same name we found that one of their annual projects involves sending several members of their team to the Alps! This is a great source of creativity and innovation for their teams, motivating us to get in contact with them.

We were lucky enough to get Richard from the team to come to our event and tell his story. He has been out to the Alps twice with his colleagues now. It was very inspiring. If you'd like to find out more, his slides are available below and you can buy a copy of the book Superengaged by clicking the button accompanying the book cover below.

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Our second speaker was Matthew Burgess, a thought leader in work-space innovation and creativity. He shared his 5 theories of what lead to a more creative and innovative work-space. His research is still ongoing, so we are unable to share his slides, but the photos below help paint a picture of the interesting and engaging talk he gave.

The best part about the event?

We've helped to inspire some awesome change! We are currently situated in The Projects in Brighton and the event was attended by the Operations Manager, Beth Lewis.

The managing team of the Projects had a meeting to discuss what Beth had learned and are now in the process of redesigning a large part of our co-working space. You can see the designs they have created below. Don't they look fantastic?

Did you know we have another event coming up this Thursday, facilitated by Gamification+ CEO Pete Jenkins?

It's called 'Design your own Gamification: Fostering Teamwork'.

We are going to be playing a team-based game and work out the features which improve teamwork. Then we'll design our own gamification which you can take away and implement in your teams the next day.

The event is from 6:00-8:30pm on Thursday 21st.

The locations is The Projects, 8-9 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AD .

If you can make it, RSVP by clicking the following link:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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About the author 

Pete Baikins

Pete Baikins is an international authority on gamification, a lifelong gamer, successful entrepreneur and a lecturer. As CEO of Gamification+ Ltd he mentors and trains companies world-wide on the use of gamification to solve business challenges. Gamification+ won the Board of Trade Award from the UK's Department of International Trade in January 2019.

Pete is co-host of the health gamification podcast Health Points and is also Chair of Gamification Europe, the annual conference for Gamification practitioners.

Pete is an Honorary Ambassador for GamFed (International Gamification Confederation), having previously been the Chair from 2014 to February 2019, whose aim is to spread best practices within and support the gamification industry.

After 15 years as a Lecturer on gamification and entrepreneurship at the University of Brighton he now guest lectures on Gamification at King’s College London and at ESCP Europe at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Over the past 20 years Pete has built and sold two businesses. One was in security software and the more recent one was a telecoms and internet connectivity business. He is also an Ambassador for Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce in the UK.

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