We’re a long way from the days of Pong. The video game industry often outperforms the movie industry in sales and even has a Smithsonian exhibit. One game even won a Grammy. But what can video games teach us about our day jobs? Here’s a look at 10 business skills, from team work and situational awareness to multi-tasking, that your favorite video games are helping you develop and that may help you avoid real-life boss battles.
MemoryAction games, such as the Uncharted series, have been linked to better working short-term memory. In 2011, a study published in Psychological Research found evidence that those playing first-person shooter games did a better job of judging what information should be stored in their working memory and what was no longer relevant to the task at hand.Sony via AP