Implementing gamification in business can be daunting, but once you are familiar with the tips and tricks, the only thing you will regret will be not starting sooner.
If you’re unsure what gamification is to begin with, it is the fusion of training employees on company concepts and gaming elements, like leaderboards, badges, point scores and prizes. And what’s more? It has been proven to significantly improve employee engagement and boosted employee productivity at work and out-of-hours. We mean, how could it not?
To give you a head start (lucky you), we give you four of our top tips for using gamification in your business.
1. Capture and retain the learner’s attention
To capture the learner’s attention and never give it back, you must set clear goals and rules of play. This instills intrinsic motivation in employees to reach potential and achieve company objectives. Implementing interactive learning is key to getting employees’ attention through the introduction of gaming microlessons into training strategy. Effective for both onboarding and ongoing training, microlearning modules boost engagement and productivity, contributing to the overall success of the company. The evaluation of successes, thus acknowledgement of employees, further develops a strong and motivational relationship with employees.
2. Make sure tasks are challenging to maintain employee engagement
Tasks in gamified microlessons must be challenging, however remain achievable. Exercises considered facile by employees will often result in lesser engagement, meaning lesser informed employees. Tasks which are too difficult detract from the point of microlearning, to enable employees to learn more in less time. Finding a middle ground is crucial to effective employee training. Quizzes and other interactive exercises are able to be completed at learners’ own pace, making training more convenient to learners, increasing time spent dedicated to training without taking time out of working hours for face-to-face training.
3. Simultaneously engage learners for a captivating learning experience
Engaging employees in effective microlessons creates an immersive learning environment through the creation of compelling, fun gamified lessons. The acknowledgement of employees who exceed is just as important as employee training as a whole, as it is proven that employee success is amplified when they feel valued by the company. The company brand is able to be reinforced in microlearning modules as templates allow unique theming and branding to be featured in lessons, further creating a whole-hearted learning experience for employees.
4. Teach employees as much as you can about corporate processes in an effective manner
Feedback from employee progress in their training modules is a key step in the progression of employees’ understanding of company process and product. Accelerated feedback cycles entail employers providing constructive and actionable feedback to their employees for continual improvement and progression in respective roles. Through the swap of feedback, the skills gap in learning is able to be plugged, teaching learners how to effectively solve a problem.
Want to know more about gamification for effective company training?
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