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              Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success
                

              Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success (EPUB ebook)

              By Dignan, Aaron

              • RRP: $109.99
              • $109.99
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              Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we're addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner table? Or why some people are able to find joy in difficult or repetitive ...jobs while others burn out? It's not the experiences themselves but the way they're structured that matters. All our lives we've been told that games are distractions-playful pastimes, but unrelated to success. In Game Frame, Aaron Dignan shows us that the opposite is true: games produce peak learning conditions and accelerated achievement. Here, the crucial connection between the games we love to play and the everyday tasks, goals, and dreams we have trouble realizing is illuminated. Aaron Dignan is the thirty-something founder of a successful digital strategy firm that studies the transformative power of technology in culture. He and his peers were raised on a steady diet of games and gadgets, ultimately priming them to challenge the status quo of the modern workplace. What they learned from games goes deeper than hand-eye coordination; instead, this generation intrinsically understands the value of adding the elements of games into everyday life. Game Frame is the first prescriptive explanation of what games mean to us, the human psychology behind their magnetic pull, and how we can use the lessons they teach as a framework to achieve our potential in business and beyond. Games are a powerful way to influence and change behavior in any setting. Here, Dignan outlines why games and play are such important trends in culture today, and how our technology, from our iPhones to our hybrid cars, primes us to be instinctive players. Game Frame tackles the challenging task of defining games and the mechanics that make games work from several perspectives, then explores these ideas through the lens of neuroscience. Finally, Dignan provides practical tips for using basic game mechanics in a variety o
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              ISBN 9781451611076
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              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 8 Mar 2011
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?

              Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dignan, Aaron

              • RRP: $38.00
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              The way we work is broken. It takes forever to get anything done. Meetings and emails are incessant. Bureaucracy stifles talent and creativity. After decades of management theory and multiple waves of technological and societal change, is this really the best we can do? Aaron Dig...nan teaches companies how to eliminate red tape, tap into collective intelligence, and rethink long-held traditions that no longer make sense. In From the Ground Up, he shows you how to revolutionize the way your company works forever. Using stories from companies at the cutting edge of organisational transformation, From the Ground Up will show you how to transform your team, department and business from the inside-out-making work more adaptable, abundant and human. It is packed with new tactics and tips for updating your company's operating system: the simple rules and assumptions so deeply embedded that you don't even think to question them. Learn how to reignite passion and energy throughout your organisation. Build a company that runs itself.
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              ISBN 9780241361801
              Released NZ 5 Mar 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?
                

              Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? (EPUB ebook)

              By Dignan, Aaron

              What's stopping you from doing the best work of your life?The way we work is broken. It takes forever to get anything done. Meetings and emails are incessant. Bureaucracy stifles talent and creativity. Is this really the best we can do?Aaron Dignan teaches companies how to elimin...ate red tape, tap into collective intelligence, and rethink long-held traditions that no longer make sense. In Brave New Work, he shows you how to revolutionize the way you, your team and your company works forever. u Have fewer but better meetings u Create a culture of honesty, transparency and trust u Cut down on rules and become more efficient u Be more agile and adaptive u Reignite passion and energy throughout your organisation "Clear, powerful and urgent, it's a must read for anyone who cares about where they work and how they work" - Seth Godin, author of This is Marketing and Purple Cow
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              ISBN 9780241361818
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              Language en
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
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              Revolucionando El Trabajo
                

              Revolucionando El Trabajo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dignan, Aaron; Translated by Trabal, Betty

              • RRP: $42.50
              • $42.50
              • Pub Date
                9 Jun 20

              ?Existe alguna esperanza de solucion? ?No han prometido la respuesta innumerables gurus de los negocios, pero no han cambiado casi nada en la forma en que trabajamos? Esto se debe a que no reconocemos que las organizaciones no son maquinas para predecir y controlar. Son sistemas ...humanos complejos llenos de potencial esperando ser liberados. Dignan dice que no se puede arreglar un equipo, un departamento o una organizacion haciendo ajustes en los bordes. A lo largo de los anos, ha ayudado a sus clientes a reinventar completamente sus sistemas operativos -los principios y practicas fundamentales que dan forma a su cultura- con un exito extraordinario. ///// Is there any hope for a solution? Haven't countless business gurus promised the answer, yet changed almost nothing about the way we work? That's because we fail to recognize that organizations aren't machines to be predicted and controlled. They're complex human systems full of potential waiting to be released. Dignan says you can't fix a team, department, or organization by tinkering around the edges. Over the years, he has helped his clients completely reinvent their operating systems--the fundamental principles and practices that shape their culture--with extraordinary success.
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              ISBN 9788417963033
              Released NZ 9 Jun 2020
              Publisher Reverte Management
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Spanish)
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              Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success
                

              Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dignan, Aaron

              • RRP: $37.99
              • $37.99
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              Now in paperback, Game Frame explains how to use the tools of games to remain competitive and successful in today's digital world. We've always been told that games are a distraction--fun perhaps, but unrelated to success. In Game Frame, Aaron Dignan shows the opposite is true: g...ames produce peak learning conditions and accelerated achievement. Life really is a game and it turns out better for those who know how to play it. Game Frame outlines why games are such important trends in culture today, why everything from our iPhones to our Priuses actually prime us to be instinctive players, and how the brain skills learned in gaming can make anyone more competitive at whatever they do. The result is the first prescriptive explanation of what gaming is, how the psychology behind it works, and how the behaviors learned can sharpen our skills in everything from business to parenting. Illuminated throughout with a series of real world examples, Dignan delivers a crash course in game design and behavioral psychology that will excite readers of every generation. Thoughtful insight for individual gamers and their managers. -- Booklist An excellent crash course on how to add game mechanics to improve nearly any experience. --Jesse Schell, author of The Art of Game Design
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              ISBN 9781451611069
              Released NZ 19 Apr 2014
              Publisher Free Press
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              Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization?
               

              Brave New Work: Are You Ready to Reinvent Your Organization? (Hardback)

              By Dignan, Aaron

              • RRP: $59.50
              • $59.50
              • In Stock US

              Aaron Dignan helps his clients get unstuck by teaching them how to eliminate red tape, tap into collective intelligence, and rethink long-held traditions that no longer make sense. Now he shows us how to do the same. Are you and your colleagues frustrated by policies that slow yo...u down? Unsure how to reorganize for an era of uncertainty? Overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of your organization? Afraid your team will lose its culture as it grows? Distracted from real work by the deluge of meetings and email? You're not alone -- and Aaron Dignan can show you a better way. He helps companies around the world use a proven process to become much less bureaucratic and rigid. His book is packed with new tactics and strategies for updating your company's operating system: the fundamental assumptions so deeply embedded that we don't even think to question them (e.g. budgets should be done annually; employees need finanical incentives; marketers should sit with marketers). Dignan illuminates twelve areas where your organization might be squandering its potential. Among his questions: * Is it clear who can make decisions? And are decisions made at the edge, where the market is changing? Or do ideas die on the journey up the chain of command, or worse, in committees and consensus? * Is your organizational information accessible, searchable, and usable by everyone? Or are your best ideas trapped in email chains and PowerPoints? * Are you working in a hierarchy of slow, uncoordinated functions, or a flexible network of dynamic teams? The book is for managers frustrated with bureaucracy yet suspicious of newfangled approaches where no one has a boss. Dignan offers realistic methods for testing and scaling new ways of working without terrifying anyone, so you can reignite passion and energy throughout your organization.
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              ISBN 9780525536208
              Released NZ 19 Feb 2019
              Publisher Portfolio
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