CEOs and SVPs have long been concerned about social media and social media in the workplace. Confidentiality, productivity, and even more lately corporate branding and reputation are hazards for the corporation without a clear policy toward social media. Lessons learned recently show that corporations need to take a proactive and realistic approach toward social media and traditional social interactions for management as well as employees. Policies and procedures addressing social media in the workplace are sound best business practice and must address all levels of employees, not just management. What is less likely understood is that social interactions outside of the workplace, including social gaming and social sites can be a risk as well.
In the future businesses will use computer games to help train their employees. You may think this is something that will happen far off into the future, perhaps 10 years from now, but that’s not correct. In fact many companies are already doing this. I know several large companies in the franchising sector that use computer games to help train their franchisee’s employees. The US military also uses computer games to help train the troops, and those important Army jobs which require logistical and logical thought processes.