- Gamification is still in its early stages as a training tool, but it is starting to have an impact, according to an article at Training Industry.
- But some question whether or not HR leaders really understand what it means and how to use it for best results According to an article at Training Industry, gamification at its more basic is a progressive reward system built to imitate modern video games.
- The progressive nature of gamification (the more you "win" the more you advance) naturally allows a player to improve upon existing knowledge, as basic concepts are used to support more complex subjects, according to the article.
The article mentions that major brand names such as SAP and Deloitte are successfully using gamification in training. Both have deployed the progressive system of rewards for successful completion of step-by-step tasks.
While it doesn't necessarily take gamification to create a successful training program, the excitement it can bring to the learning process, especially for younger workers who grew up with video games, is unique. Done right, gamifying improves learnings without confusing the instructional material with the system designed to convey it. The results are exciting, and likely to improve over time.