Fortnite is making its way into the office

Employees at the startup Podium play Fortnite to develop stronger communication and collaboration.

    2019/04/18

NSFW    LEHI, UTAH — A software startup in Utah has found that playing Fortnite has helped with office efficiency.
According to Quartz, co-founder and CEO of Podium Eric Rea can often be found playing Fortnite on his iPad after putting the kids in bed or while waiting in an airport lounge—with his employees.
Rea told Quartz it's a good way to blow off stress, while at the same time helping the team develop stronger communication and collaboration, both in the game and at the office.
According to Quartz, Podium has around 480 employees and has raised almost $100 million to date.
More than 30,000 local businesses use Podium tools to get more personalized insight into customer feedback and online reviews.
Fortnite lets workers bond with their coworkers without having to even leave the office.
And since you can play it on mobile devices like your phone or tablet, colleagues can play anytime and anywhere.
Studies have shown that video games that require teamwork can help with office productivity. A recent study from Brigham Young University found that newly formed teams were 20 percent more productive after playing video games together for just 45 minutes.
So what's the takeaway here? People really like playing Fortnite.
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