Managing the Gamer Generation : HBS Working Knowledge

Thanks to Irene Wong who pointed me to this article at HBS from a couple of years ago. I haven’t managed to read the “Gamer Generation” book yet, but it sounds like I really should have.

Managing the Gamer Generation : HBS Working Knowledge

This is one of the huge points creating the generation gap. Gaming is actually much more social than boomers understand. A lot of it is very social, done with friends, and now increasingly, over the Internet. Maybe as a result, gamers really value other people—more than people who didn’t play games growing up. They also firmly believe in a team environment. But they’re not egalitarians—they believe someone should lead, they are generally happy to do it, and they have more skills than other people their age, more fluency with different leadership styles.

Author: Andrew Hinton

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