So I understand where this is going, and I think gamification is very interesting in general, as well as when it is applied to the world of work. However, I would argue that a surefire way to show your employees some added appreciation would be more money…just a guess! Recognition does come in many forms. One of them is more money!
Not to say the intangibles are unimportant, but money is a pretty important motivator to get in line with psychosocial motivators.