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