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The traditional methods of learning, such as face-to-face instruction, often see challenges in keeping learners motivated and engaged throughout the process, creating the risk for employees to miss important content and having ineffective training. Even with reading and note-taking, learners are lacking active participation which makes it harder to gain viable information. For a successful learning experience, it is critical that learners can focus on the subject matter being delivered and are interested and engaged in the learning to ensure attention is maintained.
Business Simulations are an innovative learning solution that helps solve many of the problems found in traditional training and offers many benefits to both learners and corporations. This approach utilizes experiential learning methods to create actual scenarios that allow for hands-on training in a virtual environment where employees can practice real job applications and learn from personal experience.
Here are 5 out of our 7 stimulating advantages of simulating business training.
Training Simulations offer the ability for learners to practice a task or process and understand cause-and-effect relationships, all with no risk to the employee or organization. Learners are able to make different decisions and experience the outcome of each choice, good and bad, until the objective is mastered. This creates the opportunity for learners to expand skills and increase confidence in their job roles.
According to the 70/20/10 model, 70% of what individuals learn comes from personal experiences. Training simulations cater to that as they mimic the real job experiences of the learners. This allows connections to be made during the experience and successful retention to be obtained.
Simulated training immerses employees in the training experience and increases engagement. With capabilities such as gamification and microlearning, users also see increased motivation and are more interested and want to participate in the training course.
With traditional training approaches, delivery can be inconsistent. There are often variances found in teaching styles, perspectives, frame of reference, etc. With learning simulations there is no room for teaching differences, or human errors. This ensures all learners receive the same, consistent message and are practicing the intended applications in the workplace.
Traditional learning methods have various associated costs. This can include paying for an instructor, space and equipment, travel needs, and other miscellaneous costs, each time the training is needed. Learning simulations eliminate these additional costs seeing as content can be accessed when and where it is needed, without the need for a trainer. In addition, simulated training also reduces the carbon footprint.
There are many reasons to simulate business training, and ensuring employees learn the right skills needed for success within their positions. Don't risk damages or injuries, or having an unprepared workforce. Contact our team to see how we can help create eLearning simulations to grow your employees and business.