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Gamer-mind: Understanding a misunderstood generation


What skills are necessary to be a good/great gamer?


Understanding a Misunderstood Generation

Think of Gamers as antisocial, introvert slackers? Think again. According to the 2014 Essential Facts report by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) 59 percent of Americans play video games. The average gamer is 31 years old, and 71 percent are age 18 or older. When you look at this facts you realize that the gamer mentality is out there, and it’s a big part of the people who belong to your organization.

Gamers like to win on average, they believe that winning is everything but they also understand failure, and they ok with it because they know they can achieve mastery through time and dedication. They are very confident about their problem-solving abilities.

Turns out games are relationship builders making gamers better team players, better at risk management and better leaders. Those who participate in multiplayer games, recognize that gaming is more than skill mastery than a way to spend their free time.

Gamers are part of a community. Gaming with others is about sharing an experience and engaging in creative play; freeing the mind and collaborating on something challenging, and rewarding.  They understand that by sharing information within their community makes them stronger leaders and experts, something they strive for.

They believe connecting with the right people gets things done faster and more accurately. They are experts at decision making and they are quick on their feet as they have to resolve situations fast in order to advance and move forward in the game.

Gamers do a great job of revealing who they are as people. The choices they make often have consequences on the game for others, therefore what they do and how they do it, says a lot about themselves. Part of being an important member of a work team is being reliable and someone that others can count on. They understand that by sharing their knowledge, harvests constructive results as supposed to displaying superiority over their teammates. These qualities makes them a valuable and trusted workplace team player.

In the end, what matters most is to find people who share the values and vision of the business, and who will be the right fit and contribute to the organization.


Employee On,

Lisa Smith


Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Seminars, LLC and Chief Content Developer at BeAuditSecure.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more from her in Audit-Secure Authority at BeAuditSecure.com.


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