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Preparing Today's Workforce for Leadership Success with Simulated Training

 

Posted on Tue, 05/21/2019 - 08:47

The highest percentage of today’s workforce is comprised of the millennial generation. Some people consider them lazy and unmotivated, always waiting to be served up with finished goods rather than working for success themselves.

However, these are unfounded assumptions, as many millennials are proving to be motivated, focused, and organized. There is a myriad of training options you can pick from to help millennials acquire new skills as they take over the workplace population.

Simulated Training For Employees

What's Next for the Labor Force

As Gen Xers are entering towards retirement, the labor force is filling with competent employees that are easily trained and ready to transition into leadership roles.

3D training simulations are proving to be an innovative and effective platform to instill new skills into the workforce. Emerging leaders cite a preference for learning via this interactive method.

Because organizations are hesitant to hand over crucial decision-making responsibilities to millennials, it creates a conundrum. Gen Xers claim millennials lack the experience needed to claim leadership roles while industries are in great need of capable leaders.

Simulation training provides millennials with much-needed learning experiences that prepare them to tackle the challenges they may face as leaders.

Benefits of Simulated Training

1. Offers Experience for Millennial Leadership

The virtual reality landscape created by training simulations provides young, energy-packed individuals with zeal and motivation you can rely upon. Their prior knowledge of simulations gained through gaming consoles and advertisements means they already have the capacity to cope with the new technology.

Moreover, training simulations are equipped with different scenarios that enhance the versatility of leaders in training. Training simulations familiarize the trainee with both new and common decision-making problems.

In order to advance leadership skills, virtual reality teaches the millennial the various concepts that encompass leadership in a faster and more effective way.

2. Effective Digital Capacity Building

Millennials are constantly attached to their portable devices and are always aware of technological advancements. Thus, when you get a millennial that has undergone the full simulated learning experience, they form a more productive team in the digitized 21st century, boosting the output from the organization.

Because millennials do not rely on old manual research methods to acquire the trending markets or information, they are able to reduce any downtime that can be experienced due to sluggish research.

3. Adequate Monitoring and Review of Appropriate Leaders

Through the employee training simulations, you can be able to monitor the progress of training millennial leaders. That way, you can review the ones performing the best during training and be able to choose the right leader for your organization.

Millennial leaders are very motivated by training simulations. However, it’s important that they have a set of goals and objectives to achieve so that they don't feel too idle. The employee training simulations are able to track the achievement of the proposed agenda and tell the trainees whether or not they are progressing.

4. Enables the Establishment of Competitive Working Environment

Millennials are generally competitive in nature; therefore, through the simulation experience, they will try to outdo each other enhancing their skills in the workforce industry.

Millennials also tend to be more engaged in a flexible environment created through simulations as compared to the stiff workplace with reluctant mentors to impart the necessary skills required. The cache of programs in the replicated environment gives them ample experience in the industry, offering solutions for the problems they face. Thus, you will get reliable leadership equipped with a variety of skills.

Conclusion

With millennials consuming a large portion of the workplace, the time has come for the Gen X generation and the boomers to hand over the mantle of leadership. Many millennials are eager to fill the huge shoes left behind by the prior generation, and can do so after getting leadership training from a simulated learning experience.

If you are interested in learning more about simulation training and how it can benefit your workforce, contact us today to discuss the options that would be best for your company.

Related Resources: How Simulations are Transforming Millennial Workplace Training Article and Training Simulations Create Success for Corporate Education White Paper

By Designing Digitally, Inc.
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