Inspired Incentives

Devin Ferreira

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How Does a Leading Tech Company Install eLearning?

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 01:01 PM

In last week’s blog, we took a general look at eLearning solutions, including how they can be implemented and why they can work. The conclusion was, that as companies look for ever-more creative enablement strategies to motivate and educate their sales channel, employees, and customer base, we will continue to see eLearning solutions become more and more synonymous with business solutions.

In addition to the heavier-duty, Learning Management Solution (LMS)-based approaches, with their focus on accreditations and longer-term curriculums, there are also options out there that provide more dynamic, easily customizable solutions.

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Topics: Engagement, eLearning, Enablement

eLearning and Enablement: A Crash Course

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Fri, Sep 15, 2017 @ 01:40 PM

In this two-part series, we want to dive into some of the important components of a good eLearning and enablement strategy. We’ll also feature a real-life example of a successful eLearning solution, including how it functions and what it’s benefits are. But for now, let’s focus on the basics:

 

Did you know?

  • 42% of companies say that e-learning has led to increased revenue
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Topics: Engagement, eLearning, Enablement

Increase Your Engagement with Games (A List of Helpful Tips)

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Fri, Aug 25, 2017 @ 03:23 PM

In our last blog, we looked at reasons why game-based incentive solutions can actually enhance your business rather than devalue it. While a common perception of gamification seems to be that it’s a techno-fad and that the primary function is to placate or distract people from the everyday grind of business, we firmly believe this is not the case.

Now, let’s shift the focus to how game-based incentives can take your program to the next level. In most of the articles that you’ll read about gamification, you may notice two crucial elements that are frequently stressed: 1) the importance of game design, and 2) the importance of understanding your audience.

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Topics: Gamification, Engagement

Three Reasons Gamification Incentives Are Here to Stay

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Tue, Aug 15, 2017 @ 11:23 AM

When you think about the idea of playing games, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s children having fun outside, or maybe you imagine people playing video games or board games. In fact, if you type “playing games” into Google Images, the pictures generated are almost exclusively of these things (not surprisingly, there’s a big focus on video games).

With these images hanging around in our collective subconscious, it’s understandable why some executives might balk at the idea of introducing games into their business models in general, and incentive programs specifically.

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Topics: Gamification

3 Reasons Why Group Incentive Travel Is Right for You

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Back in 2010, the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) released a white paper entitled “Anatomy of a Successful Incentive Travel Program,” which detailed what an effective incentive group trip might look like. Based on this research, the IRF concluded that there are 5 key ingredients necessary for incentive travel to be successful. These ingredients are as follows:

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel

Prize vs. Praise – The Difference Between Incentive and Recognition Programs

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 02:19 PM

How is an incentive program different from a recognition program? It’s a distinction that often gets overlooked. While both types of programs reward employee behavior, they do so by triggering very different motivational cues, are geared towards different types of people, and are best suited for different situations. Below, we’ve constructed a brief breakdown of the differences between the two program types:

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Topics: Performance Incentives

Globalization Part III: Providing Flexible Incentive Services

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 02:52 PM

In the final entry in our three-part Global Incentives series (Part I and Part II), we will look at the issue of maintaining product flexibility in a global environment. Below are some of the tools and techniques that you can implement to maximize the fluency of your international services.

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Topics: Global Incentive Program

Globalization Part II: Collaboration and Global Incentives

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Thu, Sep 29, 2016 @ 09:15 PM

In Part One of this three part globalization blog series, we looked at the challenges that businesses are faced with as they try to operate in and navigate through an evolving global marketplace.  We identified two major hurdles to success – market saturation and product flexibility – and promised to explore possible solutions. Here in Part Two, we examine one creative idea that has helped two companies respond to the issue of market saturation.

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Topics: Global Incentive Program, Performance Incentives, Incentive Marketing Strategies

Globalization Part I: Forward-Thinking Business

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Fri, Sep 02, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

With the advent of globalization, it is only natural that business models which can operate and flourish on multiple continents would take on increasing importance. As global social dynamics have evolved, so too should their commercial counterparts. The strategic tools that a business employs can no longer afford to remain local; networks like FacebookTwitter and Linkedin have demonstrated the authority and value (not to mention profitability) of this new global attitude. In an increasingly arid domestic financial landscape, the raindrops of economic fertility are being spread ever-wider across the world. It is therefore imperative that small businesses and large corporations alike prepare for the coming harvest by, among other things, bringing a bigger bucket. Or more buckets.

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Topics: Global Incentive Program, Incentive Marketing Strategies

The Performance Incentives Consultant - Group Incentive Travel

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 05:07 PM

We call this our “Performance Incentives Consultant” blog series, and its motto is Know Before You Go……

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Topics: Performance Incentives, Group Incentive Travel