Matching motivational techniques to the appropriate delivery for each ‘type’ of employee provides the HR department with additional challenges not seen previously. For example;
- Baby Boomers may enjoy office based training in a group with follow up results
- Generation X may respond better to using websites or online simulations which offer a report at the end of the simulation
- Millennials may respond better to individual interactive apps which offer instant notification of progress
- What about the future employees from Generation Y? what does innovative technology hold in store for them?
- What if some of the people ‘types’ described above don’t necessarily fall into their stereotypes?
Business looking to recruit graduates, onboard new hires, retrain existing management or focus inter-departmental and/or global teams must embrace technology as part of their employee engagement or training plan, otherwise they run the risk of disengaging rather than exciting their people. Numerous studies have shown that a reduction in employee engagement levels will directly affect business growth (or lack thereof).
Most people truly enjoy games and/or competitions. Several studies have been conducted, proving that games and a competitive environment stimulates learning and helps with knowledge retention. This is particularly attractive to HR departments for business related learning, which has resulted in an ever-increasing number turning to business simulations or games. The challenge is to find a business simulation that runs across multiple platforms in a flexible manner. Key things to look out for include:
- Can the simulation be delivered in a variety of styles; classroom workshops, meeting room training, mid-size event rooms and large-scale conference facilities?
- Can the simulation be delivered via many technologies; via smartboards, projectors, laptops, online and tablets?
- Can the simulation be blended; ie having the flexibility to start one element in say a workshop and continue via online training?
- Must the game be facilitated by a designated leader or can individuals work through a simulation at their own pace?
- Is the simulation flexible enough to offer real-time updates and feedback? Or are only post activity stats available?
Once you have decided which delivery combination best suits your business requirements, you can start to put together an effective employee engagement plan; capitalising on what your business needs to teach versus how your employees will respond to learning methods.
We have helped global businesses such as 3M, HSBC and Vodafone engage various ‘types’ of employees using a wide range of delivery options in a fun and stimulating manner. We invite you to call us on 0845 371 3088 to discuss your specific needs and how effectively introduced simulation games will work for your business. Click https://www.business-smart.com/delivery.html for more information or leave your details https://www.business-smart.com/contact-us.html and we will call you.