• Here's a glimpse of the social games played by Amazon warehouse workers

    28 days ago - By Fast Company

    Employees at Amazon fulfillment centers can race to compete tasks-in the guise of dragons if they choose. I got a glimpse of a game in progress.
    The Washington Post's Greg Bensinger has a fascinating story on Amazon's attempt to make the physically demanding work in its fulfillment centers more engaging-and maybe boost productivity along the way-by letting warehouse works choose to play social games that turn being fast at their jobs into a form of play.
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  • Amazon is trying to make working in its warehouses like playing a video game

    Amazon is trying to make working in its warehouses like playing a video game

    28 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon is testing a pilot program in five fulfillment centers around the country where its employees can gamify their workload.
    A game with retro graphics works together with Amazon's facility technology to track employees' work, comparing it with other employees'.
    Those with a high score get bragging rights and "swag bucks," which can be turned in for Amazon-branded gear and clothing.
    The gamification could both result in higher rates of productivity and make work tasks less monotonous.
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