Playing MMOs can help you in the workplace. Yes, I know, but it’s true

A collaboration between the Newcastle Univeristy Business School and the University of Crete yields the results that thousands of basement-dwelling, Cheeto-mainlining deadbeats have been waiting for: playing MMOs can teach workplace leadership skills.

As the working world demands international collaboration across continents within online environments like emails, webinars and e-conferences, we are more virtual than ever before. Through this increase in interactive business activity via the evolving information systems available, and our research findings, I believe that virtual worlds could be a viable training method used by corporations to aid staff development, and hone good leadership skills.