A Challenge is a head-to-head competition between Users or Groups of Users; Ambition's solution for the common "SPIFF"
Select a Metric, choose competitors, determine a time frame, and go. Simple and great for driving specific behavior.
Creating a new Challenge
To create a new Challenge:
1. Open the left navigation and click Administration > Competitions > Challenges.
2. Click the green + Create Challenge button in the top-right.
3. Complete the Create Challenge Form.
Fill out the following fields:
1. Challenge Details
Name: We recommend a name which explicitly includes Metric and time frame.
Challenges can either take place once, or on a recurring basis. In this article, we'll discuss One-Off Challenges.
For Recurring Challenges, check out How do I create a Recurring Challenge?
For One-Off Challenges, leave the selector in the One-Off position
Start Date, Start Time and Time Zone
One-off Challenges cannot exceed a time frame of 365 continuous days.
Set the Start Date, Start Time and Time Zone, establishing the start of the Challenge
Note: Retroactive, or Challenges with a Start Date in the past, will default to have a Start Time of 12:00AM
End Date and End Time
Set the End Date and End Time for the Challenge, establishing the Challenge duration. The same Time Zone will be used.
3. & 4. Challenge Setup & Competitor Selection
This is the KPI or Metric that will be used to calculate "points" for this Challenge. It's important to keep in mind the frequency with which your data is pushed to Ambition (hopefully real-time), in relation to the competition.
Note: If you wish to compete on Objective Score you can only do so if the Challenge time frame matches the time frame of your Objective Score (weekly, monthly, quarterly).
A single-day Challenge won't be very impactful if your Metric data is pushed over every night at midnight.
Select which Hierarchy Level to compete at. Read more about Ambition Hierarchy Levels here.
If selecting a grouped competitor type (not User level hierarchy), determine if the Group's scores will be Averaged or Summed.
Averaging is a great way to normalize for unbalanced quantities of contributors on a Team.
Summing is a great way to normalize for differing degree of skill between Teams.
If All Users or Groups will compete there is no need for Competitor Selection, and this section will remain blank.
If a Custom or Within grouping is selected, pick specific Users / Groups to compete in the Challenge.
5. Prizes (optional)
Prizes are not required, but if appropriate 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes can be listed here.
These prizes are displays along with the Challenge on TVs and Dashboards.
Once you've completed the Challenge Form, click the green Create Challenge button in the bottom right.
Participants will be notified via email before the Challenge begins, and track progress via Dashboards. Don't forget to include this Challenge on a TV slide for added visibility and competition.