Games and learning have been intermingled since old. Gamification is using a game-based approach to increase participation in non-gaming environments that include learning and training. This improves users’ motivation and engagement in the given activity. Given the benefits, the e-learning community has adopted gamification for corporate training. Now, you can’t say online learning is just a slide-turning and quiz-taking activity. As a training manager, you can bring the gravely needed liveliness to your online learning, through gamification.
What comes to your mind first, when you hear the word ‘gamification’?
Rewards? Game mechanics? Just fun? Rules?
Gamification is not just about rewards, fun, or rules.
Organizations in today’s corporate space are challenged to increase engagement with employees and improve performance; gamification is emerging as a suitable solution for this. However, using gamification merely as a gimmick will take your training nowhere. The road to a successful, gamified e-learning starts with determining whether it’s the right choice for you. If it’s up your alley, follow this simple checklist shared in the infographic.
Gamification – an online training paradigm that has captured the imagination of the corporate training world. Over the last few years, the number of companies using gamified e-learning solutions has increased at a feverish pace, and there are no indications that this trend will slow down.
A number of organizations all over the world use gamification to train and educate their workforce and help them solve problems. According to MarketsandMarkets, the gamification market is expected to reach USD 11.10 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 46.3%. However, despite the widespread popularity, there’s still a certain population of people trapped in a trough of disillusionment, unsure of what gamification is, and what it isn’t.
Many managers wrongly believe induction training is a waste of valuable time. But in reality,this is a critical process when you hire new employees. Induction training (or new-hire orientation) creates a roadmap that makes sure new employees have very positive first experiences and get an objective view of the company.
Mention the word ‘gamification’ and it evokes different reactions from the different people inhabiting the e-learning universe. For L&D professionals, it might be the trend they want to catch up with in their training; for instructional designers, it is a question of how and where to put it in the course; for the management, it is the ROI for the inputs – monetary and otherwise – that go into adding this element in the course. And for the learners, reactions might be either a ‘Bring it on!’ or an ‘Oh no! Not again.’
Gamification has caught the world’s attention and proven to be an excellent learning approach with viable results. Gamification helps capture learners’ attention to teach problem solving/ decision-making skills to mention a few. Each day is witnessing an increase in gamified learning in various corporate sectors. One area where gamification is very effective is corporate sales training. So can we use gamification for sales onboarding training?
Put simply, gamification is the use of game mechanics (such as badges, points, rewards, etc.) to impart effective sales training.
Gamification combines engagement, motivation, and teamwork to drive revenue growth. For a sales onboarding process, gamification serves the following purposes:
The corporate world is chanting the gamification mantra. Companies all around the world are investing huge amounts of time and money in gamifying their online training. In a survey conducted by Talent LMS, 79% of the participants said they would be more productive and motivated if their learning environment was more like a game.