By Kevin Black
Executive Command has been using real-time strategy games as a learning delivery system for nearly ten years now. It is a very effective model to introduce not only complex strategic leader competencies (such as strategic thinking and communication) but also the most appropriate means of balancing them. You can probably guess our pleasant reaction to reading the following in Reason magazine.
“What researchers found is that participants engaged in ‘real-time strategy’ gaming…improved their cognitive flexibility. That is to say, they got better at switching between thinking about different concepts, and at thinking about multiple concepts simultaneously”