Randstad has carried out a study on the impact that video games have on the professional development of workers. More than 2,800 million people play an average of one hour a day, a type of leisure that contributes to the development of useful skills in the world of work.
- The most useful video game for professional development is Fornite, since it improves communication, critical thinking, visual attention, personal motivation, perseverance, and teamwork.
- These video games train work skills that are especially useful in jobs such as a machine operator, driver, receptionist or plant manager
- According to the study carried out by Randstad, video games have very useful applications in the workplace
Randstad, the number 1 human resources company in Spain and in the world, has carried out a study on the impact that video games have on the professional development of workers. More than 2,800 million people play an average of one hour a day, a type of leisure that contributes to the development of useful skills in the world of work.
The report prepared by Randstad states that Fornite, Call of Duty: Warzone and League of Legends are the video games that train the most useful skills for the professional world. Fornite tops the list, as it is capable of developing six professional skills: communication, critical thinking, visual attention, personal motivation, perseverance, and teamwork.
For its part, Warzone generates five skills, critical thinking, multitasking, personal motivation, leadership and teamwork. League of Legends also trains five skills, in this case leadership, multitasking, perseverance, critical thinking and teamwork.
Already with fewer skills are FIFA (decision making and personal motivation), PUBG (personal motivation and teamwork), Zelda (decision making) and Minecraft (personal motivation).
Training for jobs as an operator, driver or plant manager
This study has also taken into account which professions are best suited to the skills that these video games develop. In this way, Fornite prepares especially for jobs as a machine operator (due to the ability to communicate and teamwork), driver (communication, perseverance, visual attention and stress resistance) and receptionist (communication).
For their part, Warzone players are more proficient in jobs such as crew chief (for leadership and critical thinking), plant manager (leadership), and machine operator (for teamwork). When it comes to League of Legends, professionals are prepared to carry out profiles such as facility personnel (leadership), group manager (leadership and critical thinking) and plant manager (leadership).
A fundamental role for the professional development of workers
The report prepared by Randstad points out the relevant value that video games have in the current job market. The current scenario forces workers to continuously develop their skills to prepare for future demands. However, workers face a multitude of barriers when it comes to further development during their working career, such as lack of motivation, lack of stimuli, aversion to “theoretical” methods or social restrictions.
In this situation, video games can play a very important role in the professional development of workers and in improving their employability. In this sense, the study points out several interesting applications that can be carried out from the business field.
On one hand, the matchmaking, the creation of pairs in multiplayer games, which can be useful to develop certain skills. The skillswhich allows improving and converting skills through play, also using intrinsic motivation. campaigning, that takes advantage of the target groups thanks to the skills represented in the community of a certain game.