Prime/OS is designed as a kind of game that you play inside the wider context of your organizational culture. The primary task of Prime/OS is to successfully bring culture change into your organization, a little bit at a time.
Every good game has 4 essential properties. Prime/OS has these properties:
- A goal
- A way to track progress
- Opt-in participation
The opt-in feature is particularly important.
A healthy organizational culture delivers strong feelings of belonging, control, progress and purpose.
Good games deliver:
- Perceived sense of belonging and membership
- A perceived sense of control
- A perceived sense of progress
Prime/OS is a cooperative game with clear goals, rules, progress tracking and opt-in participation. It is effective in part because it delivers the perceived senses of belonging, control and progress.