No Mom, I’m Preparing for the Future … Really!

May 19, 2009 at 2:22 pm | Posted in Off the Wall, Technology, Workplace | 1 Comment

Here is an interesting quote from none other than Rob Carter, CIO of Fed Ex:

Rob Carter, chief information officer at FedEx, thinks the best training for anyone who wants to succeed in 10 years is the online game World of Warcraft. Carter says WoW, as its 10 million devotees worldwide call it, offers a peek into the workplace of the future. Each team faces a fast-paced, complicated series of obstacles called quests, and each player, via his online avatar, must contribute to resolving them or else lose his place on the team. The player who contributes most gets to lead the team — until someone else contributes more. The game, which many Gen Yers learned as teens, is intensely collaborative, constantly demanding and often surprising. “It takes exactly the same skill set people will need more of in the future to collaborate on work projects,” says Carter. “The kids are already doing it.”

Hmm.  I wonder if they are hiring?  Then again, our CIO might be planning the same thing….

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  1. Maybe Ben can get a job with UPS doing stop-motion animation!


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