The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to rapidly shift their employee learning strategies from in-person to virtual. While there are many advantages to virtual learning, one of the challenges is engaging employees in the content. A recent study by They showed that 61% of people are more likely to complete an online course if it includes some form of game play. Adding games to your employee learning strategy can increase completion rates, but how do we do it?
Selecting the Right Games: Not all games are created equal and some will be more suited for your organization than others. When we select games to be part of a Workout for your employee learning strategy, we consider the following factors:
-Alignment with organizational goals: objectives of your organization. For example, if you are looking to improve customer service, you would want to select games that focus on building customer service skills.
-Learning objectives: Aligned with the specific learning objectives of the course. For example, if the objective is to learn about workplace safety, you would want to use a game that focuses on identifying hazards in the workplace.
-Audience: The games we select are always tailored to the specific audience you are catering to. For example, if you are targeting front-line employees, you would want to select games that focus on practical skills rather than conceptual knowledge.
We use the science of Gamification: Gamification is the use of game design elements in non-game contexts to engage users and solve problems. When used strategically, gamification can effectively engage employees in the content and motivate them to complete the course.
Adding games to your employee learning strategy is a great way to engage employees and increase completion rates. When swe select games for your employee learning strategy, we keep the following factors in mind: alignment with organizational goals, learning objectives, audience, and fun 🙂