People, Personalization and Productivity

The Golden Rule

Psychological studies showed that a proper fit between personality and environment can raise productivity and engagement in the workplace. Mangers would do well to forget the “golden rule” that says  treat others as you would want to be treated and start treating people as they want to be treated.

People want to be recognized as an individual where their personal preferences are considered by management and the organization as a whole. This becomes particularity relevant when we talk about displaying a person’s image. Very few employment contracts ask employees to hand over the rights to use of their image yet people’s faces are often displayed in the workplace without the necessary consideration of how employees would like to be represented in company profiles, on company websites and on internal leaderboards.

How Spinify Personalizes Leaderboards

Spinify is all about tailoring the workplace experience to the individual employee. We already know that staff engagement and motivation is significantly increased when employees are provided to performance content of personal relevance.

Leaderboards are an excellent way to show performance information of personal relevance as staff can see their raw score activity performance and their progress against their target or KPI. Most managers presume that their staff  want to show their faces as the image on the leaderboard. However this may not be correct. Cultural, body image, religious and other reasons may affect this decision and it is best to have an Avatar option for each individual as well as a selfie.

Selfie or Avatar

Staff Image Personalization

Leaderboards provide immediate performance feedback and prompt staff to focus on achieving their KPI’s. providing staff with an option for a selfie or an avatar gives them a sense of respect and empowerment and that drives engagement and productivity.

Spinify Moods

Trying to show feelings in people is difficult. Spinify does this by asking people to load up either three selfies or three avatars showing their Awesome Face, their  Happy face and their Sad Face. If you chose an Avatar then our clever software works out the three face types and automatically applies them to your leaderboard identity.

Awesome Performance

Show performance emotion with moods

Moods allow some emotion to be displayed as staff progress in their completion of activities and their ranking on the leaderboard. It’s awesome to be number one but sad if you are falling behind.


All staff appreciate being treated as individuals. Talking to staff and asking them how they want to be represented on a leaderboard will build trust and respect which leads to better engagement and motivation.


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Top Ten Sales Leaders of 2020

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Top 10 Sales Contest Ideas

By |September 11th, 2020|Categories: Gamification|

We've all heard the term “sales gamification” floating around the internet. Sales managers across the globe swear by it. They say it boosts sales motivation. And sure, there are obvious benefits to using positive reinforcement. [...]

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About the Author:

Matt Bullock
Serial entrepreneur who loves a deep dive into technology and applying it to solve business problems. Matt recognized that gamification of business activity processes would lead to greater staff engagement, increase productivity and motivate the team to do more, so that businesses sell more and grow more.