Employee productivity and engagement are vital to the success of any venture and often this is cemented in training. Good training not only gives new trainees a great grounding in your company, your processes and culture but also instils in them the productivity skills they need to thrive.
Gamified training is engaging and motivational thanks because it honours and rewards accomplishments. An independent survey conducted by Badgeville found that gamification increased productivity levels for almost 90% of workers because they felt more engaged, more accomplished and better motivated.
Within a decade gamification will be expected as a standard because of the shifting demographics of the workforce. Gamifying monotonous and mundane tasks will ensure the next generation of employees remain engaged and productive.
Gamifying your learning
Gamifying learning processes requires creativity. The rewards system needs to give a sense of accomplishment whilst also motivating trainees to do better. Milestone rewards work best such as points, badges and trophies – the sort of rewards that trainees can relate to and feel worthwhile for the hard work they put in. However, you need to ensure your incentives are a cultural fit. Understand what motivates your employees because incentives only work if they’re actually incentivising people.
A crucial part of using gamification and virtual reality in your training strategy will be automation. Automating your learning management system (LMS) will result in faster onboarding, reduced risk, less paperwork, more accurate analytics and real-time data that can be used to adapt training, progress trainees on to new modules and optimise learning. A winning strategy will include automation of the LMS.
We all learn at different paces and one of the major drawbacks of traditional classroom based learning is the pace of the lesson is determined by the average of the class. Virtual training is a much more advanced form of learning. It’s far more social, with peers and tutors collaborating to improve learning, and virtual classrooms can deliver individualised learning curves to give the optimal training to each employee.
Gamification adds a different element as learners remain engaged with the material even when they aren’t progressing which counteracts the frustration often found in traditional learning.
Gamification is the future of business training and employee productivity. The gamification industry is exploding at a phenomenal rate with businesses keen to boost productivity and engage with their workers by making their training fun, motivational and feel less like work than traditional training methods.
Contact us here at Centre for Educational Excellence to discuss how gamification and virtual reality can advance the learning of your employees.