11 mobile games that subconsciously train your employees
Many companies talk about working hard and playing hard, but must they always be separate? As it turns out many of the most popular mobile games help reinforce the workplace skills your employee» rely on most Whether its strategic thinking, resource allocation, creativity, or visual skills, there's a mobile game to provide an impromptu practice session. Here are 11 of the moil useful.
- Draw something
Builds: Creativity and visual direction
How: If you work in a creative capacity, nothing Is more important than accurately expressing your vision. Draw Something only rewards you if you can successfully do this with a variety of partners.
Price: Free/$ 1.99
Platforms: iOS/ Android
- Temple Run
Builds: Quick decision making under pressure
How: Fast-paced work environments require quick thinking under pressure, and Temple Run takes this to the extreme. Chased by deadly creatures, you must race through dangerous environments and make decisions in a split second.
- Words With Friends
Builds: Vocabulary building
How: Whether public speaking or crafting written copy, a strong vocabulary is a valuable asset. Words With Friends pits players against each other and puts their vernacular to the test.
- Zombie Smash!
Builds: Multitasking under pressure
How: When you manage a busy firm, every day requires fending off problems, and Zombie Smash! brings that experience to life. Defend against waves of attacks while strategically managing weapons and collecting items - all at the same time.
- Plants vs Zombies
Builds: Strategic planning and resource allocation
How: Plants vs. Zombies is all about carefully managing scarce resources like sunlight and strategically protecting your home from attacks. Overzealous players are forced to learn foresight and planning under pressure.
- Cut the Rope
Builds: Visual skills and problem solving
How: Dodging spikes and dealing with physics and gravity, your only goal is to solve the puzzle and deliver the creature to treat unscathed. This is not unlike the v/orld of client service where the deliverables are all that count.
Builds: Patience and control
How: Perplexing problems often require monk-like patience and control over your emotions. Cross fingers puts those skills to the test with downright maddening puzzles that simply cannot be rushed.
- Flight Control
Builds: Management and multitasking skills
How: Even if you aren't working in a ground control tower, most jobs require moderate multitasking to perform. Flight Control forces you to coordinate the safe landing of aircraft accounting for weather and other treacherous obstacles.
Builds: Geometry and visual skills How: Much like in the working world, the goal is often much simpler than the steps required to get it done. In Aqueduct, players must exercise their visual and geometric brains to assemble complete pipelines from spout to drain.
Builds: Timing skills
How: While planning is half the battle, timing is the other half. Moving too slow or striking before the moment is right can botch plans. Rope'n'Fly tests these crucial skills to the max.
- Angry Birds
Builds: Strategic thinking and resource management
How: Any employee can talk about making the most of their resources, but in Angry Birds, players must use a finite number of birds solve each puzzle in a strategic way. A lack of foresight results in a botched job.
SOURCES: play.google.com; itunes.apple.com