KCS: Using Gamification for reward and recognition

Gamification is the application of game design and game mechanics in a work or social setting to motivate individuals and teams to perform specific and often repetitive actions. A core principle of KCS is rewarding and recognizing effort, and it has proven to be a successful combination when used with gamification to achieve this, both immediate and long term. In this article you will learn about the goals of reward and recognition, how to calculate the scoring and how to steer the content work with gamification.

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Part 1: resolve more support cases with self service – the biggest challenge for Service Desk

Most of Sweden’s IT managers believe web-based self-service provides effective support. They also think the biggest challenge is to get users to solve their problems using web-based self service instead of contacting support staff.

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Part 1 Järfälla Municipality– A helpful IT department in an operation facing major challenges

The municipality of Järfälla in Sweden has implemented a major internal change of IT. This has resulted in dissatisfaction among users. The IT department at the municipality of Järfälla has chosen to introduce Zero Level support in order to create a happier organisation and a more positive image for the IT department. I will be following their progress with the introduction of Zero Level support in a series of blogs. In the first one, I will be telling you all about the IT department’s targets and challenges.

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What governs our behaviour and how does this affect our ability to deliver support?

What governs our choices? We make lots of decisions, consciously or subconsciously, as soon as we get out of bed, and the number of decisions accelerates during the day at home, on the way to work and at work. Maybe even earlier if you belong to the majority who start by checking out what’s happened in the outside world while you’ve been asleep. More than 50% of us, for example, check Facebook, email, Twitter, etc. before we even get out of bed in the morning. We’ve probably stopped wondering why, we just do it because it’s become a habit or, maybe in this case, a bad habit.

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