Every year at the major company event there are employee motivation games to play. Most of us dislike these games because the majority of them seem silly and pointless. Why waste our time with this is what employees usually complain about.
Have you tried out a video game in your past? If not, then you are welcomed to this new world! You can find games in every conceivable genre. To help you get started, this article will show you some pointers for picking and playing your first video games.
Corporate leads of today understand the need for training and grooming of their employees in order to keep them abreast with the latest technologies and norms of the fast-paced industries that they are a part of. However, there is another training need that also needs to be given equal importance. This is the need for honing employees’ soft skills such as that of being a better team player, responsible leader, proactive employee and the like.
When you were in school, you probably remember watching countless documentaries, slide shows and lectures that could have put you to sleep instantly. Traditional training and teaching methods have the potential of being boring and not very engaging for participants. When you train your employees, you want to make sure they are engaged in the course and retain all of the information presented to them. Standing up in the front of a conference room lecturing your staff isn’t necessarily going to get the job done. This is why game based can be a great asset.
In the future businesses will use computer games to help train their employees. You may think this is something that will happen far off into the future, perhaps 10 years from now, but that’s not correct. In fact many companies are already doing this. I know several large companies in the franchising sector that use computer games to help train their franchisee’s employees. The US military also uses computer games to help train the troops, and those important Army jobs which require logistical and logical thought processes.
CEOs and SVPs have long been concerned about social media and social media in the workplace. Confidentiality, productivity, and even more lately corporate branding and reputation are hazards for the corporation without a clear policy toward social media. Lessons learned recently show that corporations need to take a proactive and realistic approach toward social media and traditional social interactions for management as well as employees. Policies and procedures addressing social media in the workplace are sound best business practice and must address all levels of employees, not just management. What is less likely understood is that social interactions outside of the workplace, including social gaming and social sites can be a risk as well.
In the world of gaming, there always seems to be this difficult relationship with the casino and its regulator. This is true for both private casinos and those that are Native American owned. Casinos need to hire reliable individuals (ideally those who have passed employee background checks) to keep their business generating revenue, and the gaming commission’s job is to make sure those people are legally licensed to work in their respective facilities. Sometimes, the casinos refer in jest to the gaming commission as “cops,” and the gaming commission can refer to the casino as “cowboys.” Aside from that friendly banter though, this is truly a symbiotic relationship. Both parties need each other, and the fact remains that if the gaming commissions overregulated the casinos, the gaming commissions wouldn’t be around themselves.