A few days ago, if someone had asked me whether gaming makes a person more business-savvy, I would have been inclined to laugh and say, “No way.”
However, a study released this week by computer giant IBM and enterprise software company Seriosity, Inc., might prove that the old phrase “life is just a game” is more accurate than previously thought. The study (.pdf file) indicates that the skills learned through playing online games actually could develop strengths used for success in the business world.
Jim Spohrer, Director of Services Research at IBMâ€™s Almaden, California location, had this to stay:
â€What weâ€™ve found is that success as a business leader may depend on skills as a gamer. â€¦ Smart organizations are recognizing valued employees who play online games and apply their skills and experiences as virtual leaders to their â€˜real worldâ€™ jobs.â€