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Why Trainers Should Consider the Use of Gamification in Corporate Training
01.02.2019
by: Erik Boshuizen

The use of Gamefication in corporate training has transformed the boring learning process and make it more engaging, interesting and interactive.

The world is changing, the need for practical skills is increasing on a daily basis. It is just so saddening that what is still been encourage in our training centers today is rote memorization which is definitely not going to help build workers that various industries are demanding.
The need for better methods of training led to the advent of gamefication. Gamefication is used in corporate training to achieve better results compared to other training methods. Gamefication has to do with the use of game-based techniques to teach and also engage participants in training activities.

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The Benefits of Gamefication in Corporate Training

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The use of Gamefication in corporate training has transformed the boring learning process and make it more engaging, interesting and also interactive for professionals. The benefits of Gamefication in corporate training is not limited to only learners, trainers can also benefit from it.

The use of Gamefication in corporate training has transformed the boring learning process and make it more engaging, interesting and interactive for professionals. The benefits of Gamefication in corporate training is not limited to only learners, trainers can also benefit from it.

Right here in this article, I will be analyzing the benefits of Gamefication in corporate training to both trainers and learners.

Gamefication in Corporate Training

Benefits of Gamefication to Learners

1- Gamefication improves the engagement to learners

I can bet the majority of learners out there grew up with games around. Games have this unique way of interacting with the learners and pull them into exactly that is needed to be known. If only courses are designed in the form of games, it will help learners learn at a faster rate without a tutor.

2- Games trigger the motivational spirit in learners

Designing a training course in game mood in which each stage has scores, levels, extra life and other incentives provides learners with all the needed motivation and curiosity to take on the next stage and keep going until the whole course is completed.

3- Gamefication allows better knowledge transfer

Unlike rote memorization where learners have to rack their brains to remember what they were thought before applying some basic knowledge. With Gamefication, it’s like transferring all that has been learned in the fantasy world where mistakes where mistakes were allowed to be made until you become a pro to the outside world.

4- The use of Gamefication makes learners lives easier

Learning how to play games help relax and simultaneously, it gives learners all the brain power needed to solve complex concepts. Concepts that learners find difficult to cope with on a normal day. These include critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving.

Gamefication in Corporate Training

Benefits of Gamefication to Trainers

1- Gives higher Return on Investment

The primary objective of trainers is to impact knowledge to learners. The use of Gamefication in corporate training allows learners to learn more and at a faster rate. The moment this is achieved all the investment is considered to be worthwhile.

2- Gamefication reaches a higher percentage of learners

The fact that learning is done subconsciously makes it a very good method of training that all trainers should use. There is no age barrier with the use of Gamefication in corporate training. Just of recent, I came across a 65 Yeats old woman playing candy crush on Facebook and she does that with lots of fun.

Gamefication in Corporate Training

Final Thoughts

Based on these benefits, I see no reason why you shouldn’t consider the use of Gamefication in your own corporate training. The next thing that you or anyone out there need to do is incorporate games into your learning system.

by: Erik Boshuizen
Erik Boshuizen is the global director of the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT). Erik is an early-retired President of a Graduate Business School for HRD in the Netherlands. He worked in multiple marketing and HR positions within business and HRD industry. Erik studied Strategic Corporate Education with a major in ‘transfer of training’ and evaluation. Erik holds a master's degree in Education.

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