My husband, Bill, and I are very different.
2:00pm on a Saturday usually looks something like this at our house: I’m on the couch crocheting, working on a freelance graphic design project, or attempting to bake in the kitchen…and Bill is at his desk playing a computer game.
I’ve never understood the intrigue, but I know he enjoys it. I recently watched this video where Stanford professor Byron Reeves shares how video games, like World of Warcraft (one of Bill’s favorites), play a big role in these players’ growth in leadership skills.
The more I thought about it, I realized he’s right. I’ve seen Bill work with a team of fellow gamers to accomplish a goal. I’ve heard him talk about the specific role he plays in achieving that goal. It’s funny that I never noticed, until now, how this relates to the “real world.”
What the business community can learn from gamers:
While I think I’ll stick to my own hobbies, I now have a greater appreciation for this growing global past time and how it is affecting our generation of leadership.
By Christy Hall, Digital Designer