An essential part of any computer game is the leaderboard, a scoreboard that displays the names and current scores or other data points of the top competitors in a given competition. However, leaderboards have expanded beyond the realm of gaming. They revolve around gamification, a more generalized application that can be used by any collection of people working toward a common objective coworkers, students, sales groups, fitness groups, volunteers, and so on. By clearly displaying where each member of the group currently stands in terms of the overall ranking, leaderboards can spark healthy competition. They also make it easy to see the cumulative progress made by the team as a whole.