The Corporate Executive Board published a great piece of research about the Employee Performance Paradox. The paradox is that traditional performance management – we can lump the traditional approach to enterprise gamification here too – is overly focused on individual achievement.
The point is that today, individual achievement can only bring about half of the results enterprises need. The rest depends on collaboration, or, as the report says:
“The era of the star individual contributor is, in most cases, over.”