In this lesson excerpt, video game designer Jane McGonigal walks you through how gaming can lead to positive outcomes in the workplace. By the end of the video, you might be convinced to integrate gaming into your break space’s design or your next corporate retreat!
Research shows that gaming can have positive social, emotional and psychological benefits. According to game designer Jane McGonigal, “when we tap into emotions like optimism and curiosity and creativity and even love,” these emotions stick with us for up to 24 hours after the game was played. As a result, we are more cooperative with team members in our real lives after we have played a social game with them.
So what types of games could you introduce into your workweek to help generate curiosity, creativity and optimism among your colleagues?