Employees Want to Feel Valued
Employees Want to Feel Valued
/ May 20, 2014 0 COMMENTS

A recent survey indicates that a whopping 83 percent of workers plan to look for a new job this year. These employees say that they are exploring their options because they want more pay, more opportunities for advancement and more recognition. The same survey showed that worker unhappiness was down dramatically from the previous year….

Games Empower Coworkers to Coach Each Other
Games Empower Coworkers to Coach Each Other
/ May 14, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Are you comfortable providing direction to your peers? According to a recent study, most of us are not—the lack of hierarchy makes it awkward for us to nudge a colleague when they are not following protocols. This is a big deal. We know people are deeply influenced by the behaviors of others and this study…

Comparison’s Matter
Comparison’s Matter
/ May 2, 2014 0 COMMENTS

We talk a lot about the importance of social norms—that people are influenced by the actions of their peers. The power of norms isn’t limited to individuals—businesses also strive to look good compared to their competition. That is why businesses tout the awards they win for quality, customer service and, yes, even energy efficiency. ENERGY…

Green & Healthy Schools Cool Choices Launch
Green & Healthy Schools Cool Choices Launch
/ January 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In 2013 Wisconsin Green & Healthy Schools (GHS) and Cool Choices partnered to create a Cool Choices-GHS game – and more than 30 Wisconsin schools began using the game in early 2014! The game—which is free to GHS participating schools—provides a fun, social and easy path to reduced resource usage, improved health and wellness, and…

Green Players Get Greener
Green Players Get Greener
/ January 30, 2014 0 COMMENTS

In 2013 Cool Choices implemented employee engagement games in a diverse set of workplaces engaging factory workers, lawyers, fire fighters, office personnel and community educators. One result is a rich set of data that enables us to look at participant attitudes (before and after the game) alongside their actions in the game. Late last year…