Video games put the young way ahead

We conducted a nationwide survey — about 2,500 US business professionals — looking for differences between those who grew up playing video games and those who did not. Among the gamers, we thought we’d find high technical skills, interesting ways of using those skills — and real gaps in things like teamwork, leadership, and work ethic. The data, with amazing consistency, proved us wrong. Professionals who grew up playing video games actually make better business people. They’re more serious about achievement; more attached to the company they work for and the people they work with; more flexible, persistent problem-solvers; more willing to take only the risks that make sense. In short, they’re pretty good executives right out of the gate — and not at all what we boomers would expect.

This generation will change the world unlike anything you’ve ever seen. The Globe had a great infographic that went along with this article, but it didn’t make it online. I’ll try and recreate it later…

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Jan 2005
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Grohol, J. (2005). Video games put the young way ahead. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 23, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2005/01/03/video-games-put-the-young-way-ahead/

 

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