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Making workplace training more fun

Posted February 8th, 2018

Mandatory training sessions range anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days. Making them more enjoyable for your employees means that they’re more likely to concentrate on what they’re learning. Employees that engage with their training are more likely to be able to recall what they’ve been taught later on, during situations where it matters. The best way to get your employees to engage with your training regimen is to make it more enjoyable for them. Wading through an introduction booklet isn’t exciting, and your employees aren’t likely to retain too much of the information in those pages.

Competitions are a great way to engage your employees in their training. People are more likely to get passionate about a competition which requires them to know the things they’ve been briefed on, so setting up a leader board and running a short competition is perfect to get everyone’s blood pumping during a training session.

When sitting for long periods, people tend to start flagging after a couple hours, particularly towards the middle and end of the day. Get interactive with your employees during a group training session. Choose activities that require teams to complete them, which will help your employees work together, and keep everyone from being overwhelmed with new information.

Condense your content and focus on the training needs of your employees. Shorter training sessions are easier for people to sit through, and if they’re based on the knowledge that an employee needs to complete their role, they’re more likely to pay attention.

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