Corporate leads of today understand the need for training and grooming of their employees in order to keep them abreast with the latest technologies and norms of the fast-paced industries that they are a part of. However, there is another training need that also needs to be given equal importance. This is the need for honing employees’ soft skills such as that of being a better team player, responsible leader, proactive employee and the like.
When you were in school, you probably remember watching countless documentaries, slide shows and lectures that could have put you to sleep instantly. Traditional training and teaching methods have the potential of being boring and not very engaging for participants. When you train your employees, you want to make sure they are engaged in the course and retain all of the information presented to them. Standing up in the front of a conference room lecturing your staff isn’t necessarily going to get the job done. This is why game based can be a great asset.
CEOs and SVPs have long been concerned about social media and social media in the workplace. Confidentiality, productivity, and even more lately corporate branding and reputation are hazards for the corporation without a clear policy toward social media. Lessons learned recently show that corporations need to take a proactive and realistic approach toward social media and traditional social interactions for management as well as employees. Policies and procedures addressing social media in the workplace are sound best business practice and must address all levels of employees, not just management. What is less likely understood is that social interactions outside of the workplace, including social gaming and social sites can be a risk as well.