Embrace Gaming To Drive Employee Satisfaction.

Gaming isn’t necessarily as counter-productive to business results as you might thing, author and ARG developer Jane McGonigal claimed at this week’s IBM Impact event in Las Vegas.

Gaming has the potential to make employees much happier and empowered to achieve more in the workplace. Games are changing what we’re capable of in extraordinary ways.

As such, businesses should be encouraging and supporting gamers and gaming techniques, rather than putting them off, according to Jane McGonigal, alternative reality game developer and creative director of Social Chocolate, who extolled the virtues of gaming to delegates today at IBM Impact in Las Vegas.

There are some one billion gamers around the world today, who spend at least one hour, on average, a day playing games on connected devices. While many of us think this is simply a bit of fun, it actually arms them with a number of skills that are extremely beneficial to business. Get the rest of this read by Maggie Holland for ITPRO.com here.


Posted on May 3, 2012, in Employee Engagement. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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