Microsoft has announced today that they have acquired FantasySalesTeam, a platform for bringing ‘gamification’ to the sales process.

The tool is designed to help drive internal sales and boost collaboration among employees by rewarding incentives based on team action, rather than per employee.

Microsoft acquires FantasySalesTeam, a gamification tool to increase productivity
Microsoft acquires FantasySalesTeam, a gamification tool to increase productivity

How it works is much like that of any other fantasy sports-based game but instead of the NFL or MLB players, your team consists of your co-workers, and can also involve managers and other employees who are not directly selling products. Because you are on a team, you become invested in your co-workers’ success as well and when they win, you win as well.

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