Learning and Development Quotes: Mary Poppins

Learning and Development Quotes - Mary Poppins - L and D Generous

The mother of gamification, Mary Poppins

So, whilst absolutely everyone knows Mary Poppins, what most people don’t know if that she was the inventor of gamification!

Don’t believe me?

Well, WAAAAAY back in 1965 she was on film saying “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and ‘SNAP’, the job’s a game” and, without even knowing it, invented gamification. It just took us another fifty years to catch on.

I’ll take my tongue out of my cheek now. 🙂

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About the Author:

I’m a self-confessed Learning & Development tragic. In my work-life, I’m a an Industry Engagement Manager for the University of Queensland’s Business School, meaning I work with clients to design, develop and implement ‘end-to-end’ blended capability development solutions. If you’d like to find out how UQ Business School can help your organisation, feel free to email me on sam.russell@uq.edu.au.

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I’m also a keynote speaker on topics including (but not limited to) ‘Creating the workplace culture you want to work in’, ‘The future of organisation learning’, ‘Simple strategies for maximising transfer of learning to behaviour’, and ‘Speaking C-Suitese, not L&Dese, to win L&D budget approval’. If you’d like to engage me to speak at one of your events, feel free to contact me on the email address above.


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