Gamification is the glue that brings people together and increases engagement and participation within teams. There is adequate material on the web about the benefits of blending gamification in to your workplace and we see this every day across teams of all sizes.
Our pro-tip with regards to gamification is that points earned at the virtual workplace should result in some real world gratification. You will see a significant increase in participation and in an understanding of what the points could be used for.
Unfortunately, most teams think of adding a layer of gamification without actually thinking through the whole program. And so, while we advocate it quite a bit - we are also very wary when teams implement gamification with no follow through on the program.
Again, do not worry - our team is here to help with custom badges, levels and points.