Can videogames make you more effective at work?

PC World takes a look at a couple studies that suggest games may have positive benefits in the workplace.  We’ve heard similar things about education — that games create “systems-based” thinking.  That is, you’re apply a spread of skills when you play games and that may have implications for real-life work:

“Online gaming provides us with what we believe is a unique look into the future of tomorrow’s organization. To succeed in a more global, faster-paced business environment, organizations will need to consider both the behaviors they are going to need their future leaders to demonstrate, and the tools and techniques leaders will need to master,” they wrote. “This has a range of implications for organizations, from the design of leadership development programs to the prioritization of future IT budgets.”

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