In today’s fast-paced workplace, we want to know things immediately, things that match our needs just as they arise, and then we want to go do something about the know-how we just got a few seconds ago. Not surprisingly, search engines have become our go-to channel for that: research has shown that more than 70% of employees will use online searches, first before anything else, to learn what they need on the job¹. And increasingly, mobile devices are our preferred tools: reseach shows that 91% of smartphone users will use their devices to help them carry out their tasks at work².
Imagine. You lead a pack of sales warriors. In an environment which is often unrelenting and unforgiving. Snooze and your competition are quick to pounce on any fumble, misstep, or inactivity.
Meanwhile, your salesforce battles to keep up with the competition. They ferociously consume information on new products, messaging, customers, and campaigns, one training session after another.
And then, they’re pushed out to face the customer.
There’s 20 minutes to go before your salesman’s meeting with a large prospect. He’s usually confident, but right now there and several product features that keep slipping from his mind, and this starts to rattle his confidence.
Myths – they’re a pervasive part of our lives.
For instance: “Don’t feed your kid that candy bar, it’ll make her hyperactive!” is advice that you might have heard several times in your life, and might have actually taken – along with that Kit Kat from your child.
People who offer such advice are often well-meaning folks, but they might be completely misinformed. Spreading falsehoods or half-truths that lead to confusion, create obstructions, or cause unnecessary fear.
Now, even the Mobile Learning space is no stranger to myths, as well as such myth-spreaders.
The mlearning movement has gained much momentum in recent years in both the educational and corporate spaces. And it’s expected to advance rapidly in the time to come, on the back of developments in mobile learning software, the quality of mobile devices, high speed networks, and the impressive growth in the use of mobile devices. This will enable mobile learning providers to not only deliver an improved learning experience across mobile devices, but also reach a larger number of people.
Are people bored with training in your organisation? Employees not as engaged as they should be? If that’s the case, then let’s do something about it.
Perhaps, we should turn our attention to some of the more innovative options we have at our disposal – like Gamification for instance. It’s a relatively interesting option that seems to come highly recommended. Making learning more game-like – that’s sure to engage employees. After all, we’re talking about the cutting-edge stuff: interactive elements, compelling storylines, dynamic gameplay, competitions, leaderboards, boss levels and the works.
Sounds pretty good right?