Gamification has several advantages in corporate training and learning. Gamification has its roots in games, as the name implies; however, unlike games, which are primarily intended for entertainment and recreation, gamification includes several end goals and well-defined paths with several milestones to assist learners in achieving these goals.
Gamification brings a playful element to learning and makes it more immersive and engaging for students. On the other hand, it also provides a secure learning environment, allowing you to practice skills in a simulated environment and thus avoid costly mistakes. The growing market for smartphones, as well as the availability of various social media platforms, have fueled the growth of gamification, which allows businesses to engage with their customers. As a result, an increasing number of companies are using gamification in corporate training to improve learning outcomes, improve skill retention, and boost engagement. If and when done correctly, the concept of gamification, which revolves around competition or the idea of status and achievement, works its magic.
Use this checklist to effectively Introduce Gamification in Corporate Training:
- Break Your Content into Small Nuggets.
- Create a storyboard for gamification of each nugget.
- Decide on the Media Elements to Use based on your audience and your corporate training goals.
- Make sure to add rewards and recognitions at each level of the learning curve.
- Allow employees to share their rewards and recognitions in the form of badges and certificates on their social media sites and internal company intranets.
- Promote team work and collaboration – this provides a platform for teams to pool in their skills.
- Create pressure but avoid the over-kill.
- Add Branching Scenarios and ensure that learning is not just a one-time activity but a continuous journey.