How to Make Employees More Productive With Play
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What if someone told you that you could make your employees more productive, and that you could actually make them happier in the process? As it turns out, you can. And the answer isn't more work; according to author Tracy Brower, it's more play.
"In a new study, teams that played a collaborative (video) game together for just 45 minutes were able to increase their productivity on a task by 20 percent," Brower writes in a recent article for Forbes. Perhaps all those expensive team-building programs or outlandish group retreats are over-reaching. Perhaps all you need to build culture and improve performance is a gaming council and some willing colleagues."
Although the study revolved around a video game, the truth is: Any game will do.
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