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Avatars In The Working Environment

  1. 1. Avatars in the Working Environment
  2. 2. Avatar - Definition <ul><li>There are many definitions of the word avatar: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An Avatar is Divinity taking a human form. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avatar is a character that you can personalize and use when interacting with friends online, creating your won unique persona. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Important <ul><li>Thousands of real-world employees are beginning to use avatars as part of their regular jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many companies that have been using Avatars to deal with customers and internal matters: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM, Accenture, Cisco, State Farm, Intel, BP and Wells Fargo. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Avatar – Main Activities <ul><li>Employees are logging into virtual worlds and use avatars to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorm with colleagues, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit employees, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sell to customers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend leadership training, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage programs, direct operation centers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And collaborate with company groups around the world. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Avatar - 2011 <ul><li>The Gartner Group predicts that 80% of us will use an avatar at work by the end of 2011. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Avatar – Benefits <ul><li>They're practical: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 shake real hands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document sharing in a richer, more interesting environment provides more contextual clues about who's interested and who's paying attention. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Avatar – Benefits <ul><li>They're practical: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>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 shake real hands. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document sharing in a richer, more interesting environment provides more contextual clues about who's interested and who's paying attention. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Avatar – Benefits <ul><li>You can do things with avatars that you can't do in the real world: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can customize your avatar by picking your appearance, role, personality, size, gender and race; you can have total control over its movements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Puppeteering an avatar is a whole lot of fun. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Avatar – Benefits <ul><li>People become more interested: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a result of this intensity, avatars create the emotional and social connections necessary for the most valuable business conversations. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Avatar – Problems <ul><li>Using Avatars can offer some problems since it creates an imaginary world with characters that don't exist. </li></ul><ul><li>It can develop an Internet Addiction Disorder with a a major impact on our mental health (obsession). </li></ul>
  11. 11. Avatar – Problems <ul><li>It can interfere in our everyday life and decision-making when facing the real world. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of incapacity to deal with real life problems. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Avatar – Conclusion <ul><li>The sense of engagement that avatars can create will be valuable as companies seek new ways to design work that is compelling and purposeful. </li></ul><ul><li>Avatars generate a kind of fun that isn't the opposite of work — it's a reason that people will engage their work. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Avatar – Conclusion <ul><li>But we need to be always aware of the many differences between Neverland and our Real World. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Roberto Lico Reis www.licoreis.com [email_address] E-books: www.migre.me/oQ5 Linkedin: www.migre.me/1d9r Twitter: @licoreis

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