the multiplayer games have arrived, the visions will truly be endless

It is well known that between friends or family a gaming session creates a bond. Microsoft therefore proposes to promote good working relations with your colleagues by launching a series of games available in Teams, the home communication application.

Games for Work / Credit: Microsoft

We can only agree with Jill Braff, director of integration and casual gaming at Microsoft, when she says that “playing with colleagues is a great way to foster relationships and collaboration”. She goes so far as to suggest that according to a scientific study, teams that participate in short video game sessions are 20% more productive than others. That said, playing Fortnite and other FPS is out of the question. To “unite our teams,” Microsoft suggests we use an app called “Games for Work”.

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It is true that the COVID crisis and the rise of telecommuting have caused us to lose everything that made office life so special. Informal discussions at the coffee machine, more or less friendly relations between colleagues. Our professional relationship has deteriorated. Fortunately, communication tools such as Discord, Zoom and other Microsoft Teams allow us to maintain a link with others.

Microsoft Teams offers to play with colleagues through Games for Work

Playing, even in a network, can therefore be a good way to maintain the spirit of cooperation and healthy competition in a team of collaborators. Game apps offered by Microsoft are integrated into Teamsand each emphasizes a different aspect of what is known in managerial terms as “team building”.

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Four games are available. Microsoft IceBreakers is a quiz that serves to break the ice and get to know each other. Wordament is a word game where you have to compose as many words as possible with connected letters. Solitaire is a card game that needs no introduction, while Minesweeper, the mythical minesweeper, is the game that benefits the most from its passage into multiplayer. Because yes, the special thing about this series of games is that it can be played with several people. It is possible to include 2 to 250 colleagues simultaneously. Games for Work is free. It is available in Microsoft Teams, regardless of whether it is in its web version or in iOS and Android apps.

Source: Microsoft

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