Maybe your mother was wrong…video games are good for you!

Wharton Ambassadors and Philadelphia area alumni went back to school and enjoyed Gamification, a Knowledge for Action Lifelong Learning session, presented by Kevin Werbach, a Wharton Associate Professor of Ethics and Legal Studies. Gamification is the use of gaming theory and techniques to motivate employees and customers to engage in a variety of beneficial behavioral changes. Fortune 500 companies are using gamification as a tool to motivate employees in areas such as health and wellness, sustainability, or even project management. As a player engages in desired behaviors and reaches milestones, the game provides motivational tools and rewards such as progress bars, points, levels, and badges to engage players and to encourage ongoing participation.

Gamification is a different approach to a similar objective. Instead of striving to beat your sales goal, you try to beat your high score. Which is more fun? With the pervasiveness of gaming in our society, this technique is a new way to drive desired behaviors with a gaming generation.

The audience participated in a simple version of a game-who has the oldest coin. The exercise demonstrated the need for continued engagement of a game to keep the players interested. While we all had fun trying to see small print on coins in a dimly lit room, once a winner was announced, the game ended as it wasn’t constructed for continued engagement.

Kevin Werbach is an engaging speaker and I enjoyed learning about this new business tool. In my world of sustainability, I began to think of ways gaming and mobile devices might be used to improve employee engagement.

Let the games begin!

Hot off the press - Kris and Sustainability at Chamber!

Kris Kohl, President, led a panel of experts presenting to a full house at the Burlington County Chamber of Commerce.  It was an informative look at Sustainability, the impact pm Human resources, the impact on Production, the definitition of an Energy Audit and information on some excellent online resources.  The press was there - Read the article!

Morris attends Metrics and Analytics session!

We have worked with InfoHRm, the Data Warehouse tool, at Comcast so our experience helped us to add value through questions and comments.  The presentation by SAP/SuccessFactors/InfoHRm was interesting and timely.  The conversation centered on the process behind preparing an organization for Metric and Analytics from education on what questions you can answer to the how you can include and educate managers.  See our blog for more info!

Come hear us speak at the Burlington County NJ Chamber of Commerce - Sept 11

Come Hear How Sustainable Practices:
Improve your Bottom Line
Improve Efficiency and Lower Costs
Attract and Engage Top Millennial Talent
Provide a Competitive Advantage

Join us to hear nationally acclaimed speakers present on topics ranging from the benefits of energy audits, green manufacturing and supply chain and sustainable strategy on customers, employees and investors. Get an overview of the NJ Green Building manual, a compendium of best practices & strategies. This presentation is designed to help you begin your sustainable journey and to make green by going green.

Kristina Kohl, EVP, Sustainable Strategies, HRComputesSusan Leonard Duke, President, Enterprise Wide Technologies
Anthony Scalamandre, Polaris Consulting Engineers, PC
Jennifer Senick, Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
For more info and to register click this link:

Success at SHRM!

Congratulations to Kris Kohl on a successful SHRM presentation in Atlanta - Green and HR.  We look forward to your YouTube debut!