Skip to main content

The Training Your Team Wants



In many organisations, Soft Skills & Communication Training is still limited to traditional formats. Training providers use lecture-based presentations, group discussions and videos in their training, however, these kinds of formats lack the type of interaction employees want.  

How do we know? Based on our survey, completed by more than 1500 of our workshop participants, employees’ most popular choices for learning are real & role plays with professional actors, experiential learning activities and interactive live games. 

These formats rely on state-of-the-art program design to generate high levels of engagement, which is a stark contrast to the off the shelf formats many professionals provide at present.

Why is it important? 

This disconnect between what employees want and what they are receiving can lead to a lack of engagement and motivation, which negatively affects performance and the business’s bottom line. 

Employee training that is disengaging is just as bad as having no training at all no matter how useful the information. If the format used to transmit that information is dull and impractical, there’s no use in teaching it because employees won’t pay attention.


No virtual reality, No augmented reality, but REAL REALITY

Games and Real Plays with Corporate Actors may sound less futuristic that VR and AR, but the proven results are already here. These experiential methodologies have been used in Europe and the UK to train employees from a variety of industries for more than 30 years. And with great success. There are many benefits to using Real Plays and Live Games with Actors in corporate training because they allow employees to learn through practical experience and get personalized feedback, which increases engagement and knowledge retention.

Conclusion? Employees want to be engaged when learning soft skills. 

At InterACT we use quality content applicable to the job and delivered in a fun format. We use elements of applied improv, simulation, role play and real play which offers a challenging, life like experience to keep employees engaged. Additionally, we enable employees to learn by doing while remaining in a safe environment.

Experts claim that experiential learning is the most effective learning methodology of the 21st century. So, what are you waiting for? Take your employee training to the next level and give your employees what they want. The results will speak for themselves.

Want to know more? Visit www.interactwa.com.au


 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Emotions at work? Yes please!

  "I was biting my tongue the whole time"  "Gosh, he makes my blood boil"  "I wish she would just get off my back"  “There is a knot in my stomach”   These are all common idioms which are related to where emotions can settle in our body. We especially notice it during those tricky conversations.  But weirdly enough, even though our body is telling us exactly what is going on, we hardly listen to it.  A missed opportunity because they are crucial signals that remind you to use your communication skills and our emotional intelligence.  What to do?    -        *  Do you notice tension in your body? Do you feel your heart beat faster? You may find it an exciting conversation. Ask yourself: What do I find exciting or difficult? -        *  State what you see or feel. Such as: "I notice my heart is beating fast and there is a knot in my stomach. I feel uncomfortable.”   -       *   Examine your own judgment of emotions. What do you th

3 Benefits of making role play part of training

Role-play long has been a common training method among military branches, emergency response groups, and companies where quick decision-making is highly valued. So why not in the world of business training?  Over the last few years, it seems role-play has been incorporated more often in business training curricula, and for good reason. For example, sales teams that continually engage in role-playing are more likely to outperform their non-role-playing competitors. And managers that get to experience authentic role play sessions turn out to be stronger and more confident leaders.  Benefits of Role-Play Here are just a few of the benefits of making role-play a part of your business training: 1. It builds confidence:  When your team role-plays, you can throw any number of situations at them. Role-playing provides a safe environment to encounter these scenarios for the first time, which builds confidence in team members that can help them in their day-to-day ro

How we help Leaders Learn more Deeply

Much research has been done into effective ways of learning. But we can cautiously say that learning is too complex an activity for conclusive theories. Which is not to say that we are in the dark. An educational thinker who has stood the test of time is David Kolb. In the 1970s and 1980s, this learning psychologist developed an influential and useful concept about learning that can also be found in all of our InterACT WA Communication & Leadership training courses. What is it?  Kolb divided the learning process into four phases. He saw them as cyclical, so he put them in a circle. Whoever wants to learn something, according to Kolb, must go through every phase of the circle. And not once, no, often you have to go through the circle a few times to get to what really matters: to learn more deeply. Learning more deeply means: you can remember what you have learned and apply it in practice. You don't have to be an educationalist to see that as a wonderful outcome of learni