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    • Avatars in the Working Environment
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Avatar - 2011
      • The Gartner Group predicts that 80% of us will use an avatar at work by the end of 2011.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Avatar – Conclusion
      • But we need to be always aware of the many differences between Neverland and our Real World.
    • 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