Games in Career Guidance: Effectiveness of Using a Small World Simulation to Develop Social Skills in the Workplace

Success in the workplace is highly dependent on social skills. Nevertheless, although games are a fun and effective way to trigger learning, there appears to be a lack of realistic educational games which develop an awareness of the advanced social skills needed to succeed in one's career. In particular, young people, many of whom play video and computer games on a daily basis, should be highly receptive to a computer-enhanced approach to learning about effective social interaction in an organizational context, such as that found in the learning-by-doing management simulation experience which the author describe in this paper.

Provided by: INSEAD Topic: Software Date Added: Feb 2008 Format: PDF

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