Eight Gaming Skills That Pay the Bills

 
 
 
See also Groundbreaking Video Games Do you think of hours spent playing Call of Duty as professional development time? It's not such a stretch. Gaming culture helps people thrive in a corporate environment, according to Aaron Dignan, founder of Undercurrent, a digital strategy firm. Games stress peak learning conditions and focused achievement, allowing participants to sharpen professional skills and discover untapped strengths. In the new book, Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success (Free Press/available in March), Dignan shows how to use gaming to gain competitive advantage in the workplace. This kind of activity, after all, forces us to collaborate, allocate resources, and focus on goals, among other mission requirements. Game Frame links these and other specific skills to an assortment of traditional and modern games – both of the online and off-line variety. For more about the book, click here. Here are eight skills discussed in the book, along with suggested games that can help develop them:

Eight Gaming Skills That Pay the Bills

Goals, customers, and strategies—all require some target practice. Play This: Classic video “shooters” reward accuracy.
Eight Gaming Skills That Pay the Bills
 
 
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
 
 
 

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