4 Reasons Why Game-Based Learning Will Change Corporate Training For The Better

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Game-based learning bridges that gap by giving participants the opportunity to apply their learning in real-time.

In today’s fast-paced environment, learning is the need of the hour. Yes you may get hired because you’re a talented individual with a great track record and have experience with fortune 500 companies but the reason you’ll stay on top of a company’s “watch-list” is if you keep learning and growing.

We need to learn to learn quickly and efficiently: what you knew 5 years ago will most likely not work today. Marshall Goldsmith talks about this in his book: What got you here won’t get you there. So in search of a powerful learning tool that meets today’s demands of growth, I have discovered Game-Based Learning and here’s why I believe game-based learning will change corporate learning for years to come.

PROXIMITY TO REALITY for authentic behaviors

Game-based Learning has the ability to build a strong association with reality. What happens in a game-based learning environment has a direct correlation with how you might deal with a similar situation in real life. 94% of participants who have played our game-based learning games say that their behaviors in the game are indicative of how they actually respond. Knowing these responses in a closed-circuit environment are far safer than dealing with their consequences in real-life. For instance: counter-productive behaviors, ineffective decision making skills

ACCELERATED GROWTH through real experiences

Real growth happens though experience. And we know that the more experience one gathers, the more wisdom they have because the learning associated with an intense experience gets lodged into one’s cerebral cortex. Game-based learning is about taking months, if not years of experience and condensing it into 1 or 2 days. An effectively designed game-based learning experience can also create a similar impact because authentic emotions are triggered due to the experience’s closeness to reality.