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The Future of Training Simulations in Business

 

Posted on Tue, 31/10/2017 - 02:42

Employees need to be confident about their job role, in order to be productive. Simulations provide a risk-free environment to your employees to enhance their job skills. Simulations are not a new concept. It has always been used for corporate training in some form or the other.

Here are six reasons why training simulations must be a part of long-term strategy for organizations, if they want to enrich their employees, increase productivity, and positively impact the bottom line.

Enhances employee confidence

Employees should be allowed to make mistakes and learn from them, in a simulated environment. It is better for them to go wrong during the training than err in their actual work. Training simulations offer a risk-free environment. Employees can make decisions based on the options available and learn from the repercussions of their decision. This provides them with the opportunity to build and expand their skills. As a result, they are confident while handling clients and performing the functions of their regular job.

Portrays a bigger picture

Training simulations can be used to provide a wider understanding of the organization to your employees. You can create cross-functional scenarios, so that your employees realize how their job role contributes to the organization as a whole. This goes a long way to building a deep sense of belonging.

Allows employees to experiment with new performance behaviors

Simulations are a great way for employees to try new performance behaviors. They can try them out and receive instant feedback. There are no consequences to their real environment. They can experiment and work on the areas they need to improve, without any apprehension.

Offers feedback immediately

In simulations, learners receive immediate feedback. They can correct their mistakes and work on their weaknesses. It is important to offer instant feedback and guidance to the employees. This helps employees to absorb the correct knowledge and retain it for later use. If they do not receive feedback soon enough, there is a chance of improper behavior settling in the long-term memory.

By Designing Digitally, Inc.