Gaming has a lot of benefits if you are willing to look for them. There is a stigma surrounding gaming that it’s bad for you, and that it’s a waste of time, but this is not true in the slightest. In fact, gaming can actually be really good for you if you are not becoming addicted to the game, and you are not playing constantly. We understand that there are times where you will play more than others and that is absolutely okay, you just need to make sure that you are coming back to reality and applying what you have learned.
In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the ways that gaming can help you to become a better employee. Of course, not every game will help you develop each skill, but these are the general skills that you should be able to develop through gaming. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more.
Makes You More Strategic
The first thing that you’re going to develop is your strategy ability. When you play certain games you have to think really carefully, coming up with a plan on how you are going to achieve the tasks that are set out for you, and how you are going to beat the game overall. This is only going to be possible if you come up with the right plan to get you through what is to come. If you can do this, then it will be massively helpful with your strategic planning in general, as you will be able to use this skill that you have acquired in your job.
All jobs will have times where you need to come up with a strategic plan, so this is massively beneficial to you as an employee. Sometimes, having this knowledge of gaming and having to be three steps ahead the whole time is going to be mean that you can see things in your daily life that perhaps other people won’t notice which will give you a massive advantage.
Develops Problem Solving
Gaming can also help with problem solving. How many times have you come across games in which you couldn’t solve a problem and it took you ages to get past that level? We understand that for some people they just go online and look it up to get the answer because they don’t want to sit there and work it out themselves, but this is not a good way to develop your skills. If you sit there, and you work through the problems, and then you come up with a solution, it will improve your problem solving ten fold. The more that you can do this, the easier problems are going to become to you, as they are going to look like puzzles that you can solve, with your brain starting to work through them methodically.
Problem solving is a massively important skill that employers are always looking for. There really isn’t any downside to developing this, and it will benefit you further if you ever decide that you want to change jobs or careers.
Teaches You Patience
You will also find that you find it much easier to be patient if you are a gamer. Gamers are some of the most patient people ever because they have to be, or they will spend the majority of their lives in perpetual hardship and stress. There are always roadblocks when it comes to games, and it can be difficult to work around them, and while you are trying to solve the problem, you have got to stay calm. The more wound up that someone gets, and the more angry you get, the more difficult it is to solve a problem. As such, gaming teaches the people who play to be massively patient, which is a huge bonus if you have a customer-oriented job.
There are certain games that test your patience far more than others as well. The more complex the game, the more patient you will need to be, and that’s what you have got to keep in mind. if you get the Honkai: Star Rail Battle Pass for example, you will see the complex layering system and changes that are made to this game, and trust us when we say it’s one that you have got to have patience for. The complexity of it means that without patience, you’re not going to get anywhere.
Works On Your Social Skills
If you are playing games where you need to interact and play with other people, especially if you need to work as a team, then this is going to be hugely helpful to your social skills. Of course, you should only be playing online with other people with your mic on if you are at an age where this is appropriate, but it can really help people who struggle here. Sometimes people find it really difficult to speak and interact with people in real life, but it’s much easier when it comes to talking to people online. You don’t know these people, and the fact that you can’t see them helps you to develop your social skills as you don’t have to worry about seeing their facial expressions.
This helps you practice talking to strangers without worrying, and the more kind people that you meet, the easier this is going to get. Your social skills will increase ten fold, and you will find it far easier to talk to customers at your job, and even work together with other employees.
Encourages You To Achieve Things
Gaming encourages you to try to reach the goals that feel the furthest away. Of course, it’s still true that you want to take your time and work your way up, achieving things as you go along. However, in life it often feels as though those higher goals aren’t going to be something that we are ever going to get to, whereas when you are gaming it seems far easier to go the distance. Gaming teaches you and encourages you to try to reach those goals, even if there are things that you need to do that seem impossible, because nothing ever truly is.
This will aid you in your personal development, ensuring that you know you can achieve better than what you are right now. You will also learn through gaming that you might not always get it on the first try, but there’s nothing wrong with giving it a second or third go and seeing what happens.
Boosts Your Leadership
There often come times in games where you either have to take charge of a group, or at the very least you have to make some of the hard decisions for yourself. Being able to take charge, being able to make these decisions under pressure, and generally being the one who steps up is going to make you a great leader. While in the game it’s just relevant to the game, this is transferable to the real world and you can really make a difference your career if you are willing to.
It’s a little different when you are trying to do it in real life, we completely understand that, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. As long as you are taking the skills that you have learned, and making the decisions with the confidence that you would in a game, then you will be absolutely fine.
What Risks Are Worth Taking?
Last but not least, gaming can help you become a better employee by teaching you which risks are worth taking and which ones are not. It might not seem like a skill that an employee needs to have, but it certainly is. You will begin to see things that you did not see before, you will be able to weigh up the pros and cons pretty fast in a situation as you don’t have a choice but to be speedy when you are playing a game, and this will help you to make the best possible decision. We’re not saying that you are always going to get it right, and we’re not saying that every risk is going to pay off. But, what we are saying is that you will get a better understanding of which ones are worth it and which ones aren’t.
We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you get out of gaming that can help make you a much better employee. Gaming gets a bad reputation as something that kids do that has no benefits to their life at all, but this is simply not true. Gaming, when done in moderation, can be a fantastic way to develop certain skills like the ones that we have spoken about above, and turn you into an even better employee. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you manage to reap all of the benefits that gaming has to offer.