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Why Using Simulation Training Is A Smart Strategy for Companies

 

Posted on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 06:38

Training is successful when you can create a ‘wow’ moment for your learners. This may not be easy to achieve with traditional teaching methods. However, simulation training is a likely teaching method to delight your learners. You may want to consider this method for your employee training strategy.

Here are top five reasons why simulation training can be considered a sound strategy for organizations.

Training Simulations Are A Smart Strategy

#1: Provides real-time feedback

One of the biggest advantages of simulation training is the real-time feedback that it provides at all stages of the learning process. It enables employees to course-correct as required, and enhances the effectiveness of their learning process. Receiving instant feedback has several benefits. When your learners make a right choice, the feedback appreciates and encourages them. When they take a wrong turn, it explains why and where they went wrong. As a result, the learners do not repeat the mistake again.

#2: Engages your employees in interactive learning

Experiential learning helps increase knowledge retention by as much as 80 percent after the first two weeks of training. Simulation training encourages the learners to explore all the possible solutions for a given task. If they make a wrong decision, they know immediately. They also realize the fallouts of their decision. This interactivity keeps the learners engaged. If they are invested in the training, they will learn better and apply their knowledge in the workplace.

#3: Tests business scenarios

Simulation training works as a sandbox for testing innovative business scenarios that haven’t yet been explored by the company in a risk-free environment. With no downsides, these scenarios can be tested for effectiveness and viability before being implemented in the real world. If they fail, you have the chance to rework on them. If they work fine, you can still fine tune them. And, all this is accomplished without any real-world damage.

#4: Works on body language

Classical online learning models are great for imparting knowledge. But there is minimal scope to work on soft skills and body language. With simulation training, this is possible. You can expose your learners to practical work scenarios and let them practice the soft skills. 3D simulations enable you to insert the aspect of body language in the training.

#5: Saves time and effort

A traditional classroom setup may be apt for a small company to train employees. But, when employees are scattered across locations, the same approach may not be the most cost and time effective option either for the business or the employees. Also, you cannot expect to roll out the same training across all locations at one time.

These challenges are overcome with the help of simulation training. Simulations save time and improves the productivity of your business and the employees and yet, delivers the expected results.

At Designing Digitally, Inc., our simulation experts delve deep into your problem areas and create immersive solutions to resolve the issues at hand.

Get in touch with our experts who can create solutions specific to your requirements.

By Designing Digitally, Inc.