Here is a Wall Street Journal article on Games and Gamification in the workplace.
One of their examples (that I have heard from other sources as well) is that Deloitte is doing a good job of keeping a virtual game for all internal training / communication complete with badges and scoreboards. They are a competitor for where I currently work, but I still say "Good Job" for going this route.
(Unfortunately since this is a Wall Street Journal article, this particular link will only last for 7 days).
Thanks for sharing. Anastasia Salter's session "was on this topic. I tweeted (tm) the article to see if she would weigh in. I think her session expanded the ideas in the article. Here her Prezi http://prezi.com/pjbsn1xhfqgd/leveling-up-in-the-classroom/ Rethinking "Gamification" and Learning in Games
Also, Brandon Carson shared a related article on facebook. http://erinknight.com/post/11285208799/badges-101-webinar-follow-up Badges for Learning
Here is a contrarian point of view from the Atlantic "Gamification is BS" the author feels the term is just a marketing ploy. His point is more about the term not the intention of using games in general.
PS for those interested in following the topic the paper.li at this link follows the twitter tag #gamification and gives you stories every 24 hours.
Gamification is showing up everywhere for me :-)
A colleague sent me a link to an oscon session on gamification. The presenter's blog is an interesting read.