McDonald’s: We Use Gaming for Training

I’m about to give up my day job and join the team over at McDonald’s Japan.  It seems the burger slinger is using a partnership with Nintendo to help train their Japanese employees.  Through custom made Nintendo DSi’s, Japanese McD’s employees learn the basics of working in the fast-food joint via a video game.  If you’ve ever played or seen “Cooking Mama”, or other crappy Nintendo cooking games, you should have no problem training at a McDonald’s in Japan.

The Japanese are my heroes, they’re always on the forefront of technology and how to best implement it in society.  They’ve pretty much invented most anything that is awesome except for the Atom Bomb.  Anyway, I feel the use of gaming in the workplace is a great way to make mundane tasks like working in a fast-food joint as enjoyable as they can be.  Check out the news clip below to see the training in action.  The Japanese even make a McDonald’s look like an honorable place to work.


You’ve been served billions of times…

Via [Joystiq]


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