Some coworkers were trying to explain foursquare to me today; I’m not sure I fully get it, but whatever, I signed up. I think my first goal will be to become the mayor of Espresso Neat. Or maybe my apartment. Probably my apartment.
Anyhow, as I slowly started to understand things, foursquare is pretty much achievements for life. This started another conversation, which leads us to the killer idea: Corporate Achievements.
Let’s illustrate with some badges:
- Completed new hire orientation.
- Sent first email.
- Checked in fix for first bug.
- One month without a sick day.
- Spoke up in a meeting.
- Asked for help.
- Got promoted.
I think this has huge potential. Maybe it can replace performance appraisals. Just check the person’s Corporate Achievement Score against their peers.
I mean, this is a stupid idea. But it would be fun.