Study: Virtual Games Hone Real Business Skills A new study by IBM found online games with multi-player, role-playing features can help to hone the skills that business leaders need — such as collaboration, self-organization, and risk taking.

Study: Virtual Games Hone Real Business Skills

Study: Virtual Games Hone Real Business Skills

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A new study by IBM found online games with multi-player, role-playing features can help to hone the skills that business leaders need — such as collaboration, self-organization, and risk taking.

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And if you're worried about your kid keeping up with the technology curve, you might want to let him play video games. Our last word in business today is virtual skills.

A new study by IBM says online games like "World of Warcraft" can help the next generation become better corporate leaders. They have found that these multiplayer role-playing games actually hone the skills that business leaders need, like collaboration, self-organization and risk-taking. That's sweet vindication for online gamers who play for an average of 22 hours a week. They can now say that's time spent honing their business acumen.

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