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Fun and games in business, checking on your climate change knowledge, mapping remote work tools, and how to translate empathy into products.

It’s not all fun and games - it’s business

Gamification has been incorporated into the widespread adoption of “nudges” to change people’s behavior and it’s evolved beyond points, badges, and leaderboards to less obvious psychological triggers that sometimes border on the unethical. In ‘For the Win,’ Wharton professor Kevin Werbach and coauthor Dan Hunter argue that gamemakers need not be the only ones benefiting from game design.

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How much do you know about climate change?

So many people are passionate about the environment, but do you have all the facts? There are many ways to increase your knowledge about climate change but start here by taking this challenging quiz by the Financial Times to see where you might need to brush up on your reading.

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Remote work tool map

With a million options and new favorites upgrading, what is best to work with for your team? This article by eFounders breaks down the internal, external, and global products that can make remote work a snap. Here at Signol, we have relied on a suite of tools for every part of working together that made our transition to fully remote post Covid-19 a snap. Some of our newest favorites are ClickUp for task assignments, Loom for video sharing and overviews, and Miro for brainstorming. Check out the map!

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High EQ products come from High EQ product managers

“At the end of the day, we recognized that accessibility benefits all users. For example, we discovered that by being conscious of users with hearing impairments, we needed to introduce closed captioning in one of our products. We then realized that the functionality also helps able-bodied users who are in noisy environments or who aren’t native speakers.

Emotional intelligence allowed us to see our products through a variety of lenses, which in turn, pushed us to develop not only more ethical products, but better ones too.”

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About Signol

Signol is a software platform that draws on insights from behavioral economics to encourage employees to make more efficient decisions. Signol provides personalized feedback through multiple communication channels, as well as data analysis for managers. In aviation, Signol aims to use behavioral "nudges" and incentives to reduce pollution and fuel waste and cut operating costs.

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