Change Management Training: 5 Benefits of simulation learning
The ways through which people develop new skills have changed over time. Traditional methods such as page-turning courses and long static lectures have given space to videos, mobile applications, and other interactive learning platforms.
One of the most successful tools currently disrupting the industry is e-learning simulations. In these environments, participants are digitally exposed to a scenario that imitates real life. It often applies game thinking to the design of competitive settings – a practice also known as gamification – which helps users engage in problem-solving.
When it comes to change management training, we believe that the most effective way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and get involved in a real change scenario that allows you to implement strategies and apply tools, and experience the outcome.
5 Benefits of Simulation Learning
- It’s fun
Games that simulate real life situations create a fun learning environment, increasing participant’s experience and theory retention. They are highly effective in building engagement and motivating team work.
- It accelerates results
Since simulations push participants to put concepts into practice right away, it triggers experiential learning and accelerates the learning curve. Gamification can drive behavioral change while providing the opportunity to apply critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making.
- It gives instant feedback
The magic about e-learning simulation is that the digital platform provides participants with instant feedback on their actions. During ExperienceChangeTM, for example, each action taken is followed by an immediate response from multiple stakeholders.
- It increases engagement
By immersing participants in the scenario created for the game, simulations have the ability to deeply involve participants, building engagement and ownership. It also incentivizes collaboration and knowledge exchange, especially when designed for teams.
- It’s a safe environment
In a simulation, there are no risks to your job, your team, or your business. Simulations and games provide an effective environment in which you can embrace practical challenges without fear and build your skills to perfection.
Do you have any other benefits of simulation e-learning to add to our list? Leave your comment below!