Quick And Efficient Communication
Good communication drives the efficiency and accuracy of a plan’s execution.
If you are a parent, you know that kids speak a different language when they play video games.
For everyone to be on the same page in video games they create their own callouts for each position in the game world. If there is a street with a goose painted on the wall they will call that area goose. Since this is a virtual world, there are no written street signs or areas. Every position in the gaming world must have a unique callout, most of these are made from short visual descriptions.
Most of these positions are learnt by hearing many other players call one spot the same thing. So in a team environment, it is important that every teammate uses the same callouts as one another, otherwise it would be like calling the wrong street name.
The callouts also have to be short and efficient, nothing is worse than dying in a video game because your teammate can’t call where an enemy is in time.
Good communication and gaming benefits like this, can be used in the workplace.
If there is an apartment part of a map they will shorten it to the callout apps. Then there are specific ways to be descriptive like: close apps, deep apps, apps corner, jumped out of apps.
In competitive shooters it is imperative that players are as descriptive as possible in the shortest amount of time.
Also, with 5 players communicating at once there is a lot of clutter.
High level players have the best communication and call things like this: [number of enemies] [what location] [descriptive verb].
For example: 1 apps walking, 1 apps holding, 1 apps rushing.
Rushing means sprinting as fast as possible to attack. There is different terminology in games too. Players also communicate what they are covering, they say things like I’m holding your right or I’m posted on apps.
Each video game even has its own language.