Engage Your Team Through Gaming

We are more cooperative with team members in our real lives after we have played a social game with them. 

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?

McGonigal addresses this opportunity in a lesson on Big Think Edge, the only forum on YouTube designed to help you get the skills you need to be successful in a rapidly changing world.

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