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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 a major 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 between Neverland and our Real World.
  • 13. Lico Reis Consultoria & Línguas Roberto Lico Reis [email_address] E-books: Linkedin: Twitter: @licoreis