The world constantly moves, changes, and we must adapt ourselves. It’s you’re in or you’re on your way OUT! There is not enough time or space to cover the meaning of learning, professionalizing, always in motion for every profession.
I would like to talk about the business value of the subject.
Well, It’s a well known story that in Google every employee has its own 20% free time in order to innovate, to develop and to learn. The company leaders choose to let the employee free space, because of the huge potential each and every one of the workers have. When you take a step aside your daily routine, when you invest in acquiring knowledge, you can see things different, you understand things different and you may encounter new brilliant ideas. Of course it is also a matter of the workers satisfaction, the branching of Google as the paradise of Hi-Tech are another key reasons for that action, but in the bottom line, the main idea is based on the wisdom of the crowds.
What is the wisdom of the crowds?
The Terms describe why many people, opinions and sharing knowledge help achieving better business results, and actually change and shape businesses and economies.
In our case, the modesty of the management knowing that the next gold mine is more likely to grow from one of its ‘human assets’ or, if you like, the crowd.
OK, and how it connects to books?
well, it is not necessarily books, and maybe (and especially) not that relevant for the artistic kind (although they deserve a place of respect).
Knowledge and our senses…
Most of us (humans) don’t like to get stuck: not in traffic, not with the same pay check and not with the same amount of knowledge we posses. There are several leading ways to acquire knowledge: TV, internet, hard covered books. If we choose to look at it differently: you can hear (or watch) something someone said (or showed), you can read something someone wrote. But still- there’s something missing – the practice and experience. It is not a great secret that the major part of the knowledge acquire audience fulfill our satisfaction by hear, watch and read (how many of you guys watch cooking show and actually tried it at home?.
The importance of practice is what important when it comes to really acquire meaningful knowledge.
Will you hire someone to build your house who just read a few engineering books?
Would you choose a dentist to remove your damaged wisdom tooth who just read the last article of ‘dentists today’?
The same applies in the business world, software development and every other profession.
Practice Makes Perfection!
If you look at it carefully, not all experience acquired by work and tools.
- How many of you played ‘the memory game’ in their youth?
- Science proved long time ago that game improves your memory abilities.
How many of you played (and still playing) chess?
- It’s a known fact that strategic games develop your mind in every aspect.
And what about the academy?
For nearly three decades the term of ‘Serious game’ is here with us, still keeping a low profile.
I won’t waste words, and it’s been approved above any reasonable doubts, that playing games is the best way for acquire knowledge!
Whether it is a basic human urge or the competition in games driving us to growth and self development? I’ll leave that for the experts.
And so, how does it improve my business value?
Business simulations and management simulations are an excellent way to check your ability to react. React to changes, react to opportunities and react to crisis.
Several companies adapt that model and are conducting business simulations at the level of junior managers, in order to find the player who can join the major league- in the real world.
Online Business Games are the best way to understanding your potential, acquire a lot of useful business knowledge and gaining experience and practice. All that comes with hours of fun. The CEO game allows everyone to realize what it is all about being the CEO and compete with other ambitious players.
How does the future looks like?
We believe that in the near future ‘Serious Game’ will become the hottest Buzz in education, like a giant awake from its winter sleep.
Children will learn fast theory in class rooms and will play hours over hours in games made for the sake of education.
Great fun games will be what kids will play after school in games serves their intellectual interests, and provide them with a lot of useful tools.
What about serious business games?
We truly, deeply believe it won’t be just for junior executives or for academic simulations, but it will a part of the question you’ve been ask in your appliance process, you will be googled over and be a part of the training.
Moreover, we believe that the employees will be measured by serious games, online and offline.
Where the technology goes?
The market of serious games and business simulations is increasing. You can’t find open platform for serious games yet, but the CEO Game is planning to be a leading player on the field of Online Serious Games. For now on you can wait another few weeks for the release of the first serious business game that will improve your business qualifications and show the world your inner business potential. So get into action, learn and experience- because games aren’t just for children.
The CEO Game.