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
  • Rules
  • 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.

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