Using video games to increase productivity

Move over trust falls and ropes courses, turns out playing video games with coworkers is the real path to better performance at the office.


A new study by four BYU information systems professors found newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity on subsequent tasks after playing video games together for just 45 minutes. The study, published in AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction, adds to a growing body of literature finding positive outcomes of team video gaming.

Source: Study: Collaborative video games could increase office productivity

The article is slightly misleading since the game they played did have real-world components. I wonder how it would fair playing team based games such as Overwatch or in a squad in Fortnite.

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