So you want gamification—points, badges, competition, and fun can all be good additions to your solution—but just knowing that doesn’t mean you know where to start. Without having gamification examples in training, it can be tough to get ideas of how you can gamify your program or even what’s possible.
So we put together a list for you of some of the most innovative examples of gamification in training to help kickstart the creative process.
When you have a restaurant that has many menu items, the faster you can get new employees up to speed the better. Making sure new hires know how to quickly make the different menu items means more confident employees and less wasted food. We worked with Domino’s to create a gamified mini-course to help new employees quickly and accurately learn how to top all of the delicious pizzas you can get at Domino’s.
By turning the pizza-making process into a web-based course with points, achievements and levels, Domino’s made learning the ropes a fun and long lasting experience. They also created printable on-the-job resources to reinforce the web-based training to make sure employees would have all the information they need to be confident and do a great job.
In an international company like Hewlett-Packard, it’s important for your brand to make sure employees from across the company understand they each have an impact on the company. HP created a Net Promoter Score game to show employees the different ways their interactions influence the brand. Using their responses to different scenarios, the game shows how you can turn people who are passive or detractors about the brand into promoters.
Each response affects the learner’s point total and, using HP’s portal integration, the learner’s score follows them across every course and allows them to see how they gain information and improve the brand.
3. NTT Data
NTT Data wanted to develop future leaders from within their own company, but they weren’t sure how to interest and motivate learners to learn their five key leadership skills—negotiation, communication, time management, change management, and problem solving. Using the Ignite Leadership Game, NTT Data gamified immersive leadership scenarios. This allowed them to explore new management subject areas, collaborate, get instant feedback, and get recognition for their efforts within the organization as potential leaders.
Once you’ve seen some gamification examples in training for other people, how do you get started? There’s a lot to consider, but two of the most important are your audience and the use of gamification in your course or curriculum.
Is this being designed for new hires? Leadership team? Sales? Different audiences have different motivations. Some may respond better to the friendly competition gamification can create. Others may be inspired to earn badges and better themselves. And many people enjoy fun, but how you create the fun of gamification may be different for different people.
Many types of information can be applied within a game, but you don’t always want an entire course to use gamification. So look carefully at whether you want to gamify a piece of a course, a whole course, or several parts of a curriculum. Gamification can add interest, fun, and competition, but sometimes you need to slow down and have your learners take a look at the information in a different way.
Have a question? You can always get in touch with our team to see more gamification examples in training. Or leave a comment below with one of your favorite gamified solutions.