Avatars In The Working Environment

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  • 1. Avatars in the Working Environment

2. Avatar - Definition

  • There are many definitions of the word avatar:
    • An Avatar is Divinity taking a human form.
    • Avatar is a character that you can personalize and use when interacting with friends online, creating your own unique persona.

3. Important

  • Thousands of real-world employees are beginning to use avatars as part of their regular jobs.
  • There are many companies that have been using Avatars to deal with customers and internal matters:
    • IBM, Accenture, Cisco, State Farm, Intel, BP and Wells Fargo.

4. Avatar Main Activities

  • Employees are logging into virtual worlds and use avatars to:
    • Brainstorm with colleagues,
    • Recruit employees,
    • Sell to customers,
    • Attend leadership training,
    • Manage programs, direct operation centers,
    • And collaborate with company groups around the world.

5. Avatar - 2011

  • The Gartner Group predicts that 80% of us will use an avatar at work by the end of 2011.

6. Avatar Benefits

  • They're practical:
    • It's easier, cheaper, greener, and healthier to meet people in a virtual world than it is to fly, drive and host a live meeting where people meet face to face.
    • Document sharing and all forms of AV as well as tracking methods, create a richer, more interesting environment with contextual clues about who's interested and who's paying attention.

7. Avatar Benefits

  • You can do things with avatars that you can't do in the real world:
    • You can customize your avatar by picking your appearance, role, personality, size, gender and race; you can have total control over its movements.
    • Puppeteering an avatar is a whole lot of fun.

8. Avatar Benefits

  • People become more interested:
    • As a result of this intensity, avatars create the emotional and social connections necessary for the most valuable business conversations.

9. Avatar Problems

  • Using Avatars can offer some problems since it creates an imaginary world with characters that don't exist.
  • It can develop an Internet Addiction Disorder with amajor impact on our mental health (obsession).

10. Avatar Problems

  • It can interfere in our everyday life and decision-making when facing the real world.
  • It can give up or reduce important family, social, occupational, or recreational activities in duration because the user can get out of his imaginary and fun world.
  • Feeling of incapacity to deal with real life problems.

11. Avatar Conclusion

  • The sense of engagement that avatars can create will be valuable as companies seek new ways to design work that is compelling and purposeful.
  • Avatars generate a kind of fun that isn't the opposite of work it's a reason that people will engage their work.

12. Avatar Conclusion

  • But we need to be always aware of the many differences betweenNeverlandand our Real World.

13. Lico Reis Consultoria& Lnguas Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis