Low employee engagement costs the global economy $8.8 trillion (USD) and accounts for 9% of global GDP, according to a recent Gallup report. Staggering numbers leave many organizations wondering how to overcome low engagement. Why are organizations so concerned? Because low engagement leads to employee turnover. Learning and development, aka training, is a key driver in employee engagement.
Simulation training is one example of an effective method for engaging and retaining employees by providing them with immersive and practical learning experiences while in the safety of a virtual environment. The technology allows employees to participate in scenarios that replicate real-life situations, enabling them to develop skills, make decisions and receive feedback in a controlled environment. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use simulation training to engage employees:
Simulation training eliminates the risks associated with training on the actual equipment, such as medical equipment or heavy equipment. Employees can make mistakes, learn from them and experiment without the fear of causing damage or injuries to themselves or others. This safety factor allows employees to focus on skill development–improving their confidence and engagement. By utilizing simulation training effectively, organizations can engage employees in a dynamic and interactive learning process, fostering skill development and driving performance improvement.
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