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The Game Changer: How to Use the Science of Motivation With the Power of Game Design to Shift Behaviour, Shape Culture and Make Clever Happen by [Fox, Jason]
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Use the science of motivation with the power of game design to unlock motivation and drive progress in your organisation.

There are two conventional ways to approach motivation: set goals and try to change attitudes and beliefs (which takes a lot of personalised effort); or develop incentives and rewards to inspire effort (which takes a lot of money).

This book shows you how to take a third new approach – designing the work itself to be inherently motivating.

Combining the best elements of three distinct fields—motivational science, game design, and agile management—this book shows you how to positively influence behaviour through better work and project design.

This game changing book:

  • Gives you a refreshing science-based approach to the classic challenge of motivation in the workplace
  • Is ideal for any leader or manager looking to take their workplace culture in a new direction
  • Includes practical advice for creating highly productive, motivated and innovative teams
  • Is written by a motivation strategy and design expert who consults on leadership and change management to a wide range of clients – from the executives of multinational organisations, through to the directors of switched-on startups.

The Game Changer will show you how to unlock creative, productive and collaborative work. It is the perfect resource for forward-thinking leaders in organisations and teams focused on crafting a work culture that gets the best out of their people. 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1414 KB
  • Print Length: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Wrightbooks; 1 edition (21 January 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I05535E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #82,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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An easy to read and well laid out journey through the world of work and how to change what we do to become individually and collectively more effective.
The steps and explanations are easy to follow and build into a coherent and powerful way of having a bigger impact in the short term and, perhaps more importantly, over the long-term.
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This book is fantastic. It's written well and the illustrations do a wonderful job of communicating the content.

The information and ideas in the book are great too. It's really challenged the way I think about motivation in the workplace and how to better design businesses and processes.

Well worth a read.
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A great read. Well thought out, and logically presented. Jason has a unique writing and presentation style, which ensures the material is engaging, thought provoking and memorable.
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Great insight into what motivates us and how to help young audiences apply game-like techniques to their studies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book But Short on the "How to Use" Part 4 July 2015
By Chris Reich - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic book with a lot of very stimulating thoughts. The big problem is execution. How do we do it? Believe me, it's not easy. For example, one of the big points in the book, with which I fully agree, is to "make progress visible." And we need to shorten the feedback loop. It's not always easy, within conventional business tools to make progress visible. And then, trying to enhance the visibility of progress can easily slide into the realm of the corny. There aren't many good, concrete examples of how to do these things.

In the book, Reality is Broken, often cited in this book, there are numerous examples of great gamification platforms. Few of which continue to operate.

The ideas in this book should stimulate a lot of good thinking but the execution will prove difficult. I find it very hard to get people to maintain feedback systems and to 'make progress visible'. I have found that bringing attention to progress is helpful in keeping momentum up---so I now report more on progress of my own projects. That helps me but does really spur others to great work.

I highly recommend the book but expect to do a lot of work figuring out the how...
Yes, still a 5 star book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, original, funny - a great handbook for leaders and change agents 19 April 2015
By Zoe E. Routh - Published on Amazon.com
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How to make change stick? How to engage and inspire? The elegant and simple refrain, "make progress visible" has profound impact. This is one of the most useful principles of the book and is why I quote it in every change management workshop I deliver. It has also spurred my own interest in apps that track progress (and regression) in personal and professional projects.

Jason's wry wit is engaging, his illustrations hilarious. This book is a gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books ever read. J.Fox please write another one :) 2 April 2015
By cjoyce - Published on Amazon.com
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great book, with the right tips and advises to make us think about how we can act as game changers.
I've started applying the concepts learned while reading the book! Extremely helpful to the projects i have in hand and which need simple and creative approach, focused on ''gamification''.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 25 November 2014
By Andrew P. Hurrell - Published on Amazon.com
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A must read for all those interested in working smarter, improving productivity and enjoying business more. As a professional coach I recommend this to virtually all my clients for the great insights (and the quirky humour). Dr Fox is a Game Changer.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Game Changer 16 January 2017
By Strategic Consultant - Published on Amazon.com
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The book outlines the things you need to do to get behavioural change and drive progress. I found this book more thought provoking than Quest.