Episode #1179 Scott Crabtree: How to Gamify Your Workplace

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The interview video

Scott and Jenna discuss tangible strategies to apply the gamer's mindset to your life and work. 


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Scott Crabtree

Founder and Chief Happiness Officer at Happy Brain Science View Full Profile

Learning Points

  • How to approach work like a game 
  • The power of language and choosing your thoughts and words to stimulate creativity and resourcefulness 
  • Applying the three core human needs games fulfill  - autonomy, mastery, and relatedness - to your life, work, and team 
  • Getting into a state of flow and how working  "at the edge of your ability" optimizes your output 
  • Adopting the growth mindset and the importance of focusing on learning rather than abilities and talent 
  • Practicing gamer habits - from writing down a task to solving a problem - and how to identify negative cues and reshape your approach 
  • The reality of a playful workplace and why it doesn't indicate eating fancy snacks at a well-funded startup 
  • Strategies to maintain the gamer's mindset as your company scales, how to stay connected, as well as new, interactive ways to give feedback and measure progress