Gamification is gaining adherents from companies of all sizes for employee onboarding, process education, and product training. The Intel® Retail Edge Program has experienced outstanding success with the use of gamification and has found that presenting information in a gamified manner to sales associates helps to improve content acquisition and engagement.
When associates engage with the Intel® Retail Edge Program, they feel energized about gaining detailed knowledge regarding new Intel® products and technologies, customer interaction techniques, and tips for increasing sales.
Gamified learning borrows proven techniques from the gaming world to instill learner motivation, and keep them coming back for more. It starts by utilizing game mechanics to enhance educational content.
Examples used within the Intel® Retail Edge Program include:
Stimulating graphics and sounds as used in video games further increase emotional engagement with the training material. Associates acquire a higher sense of self-worth, social recognition, and achievement when training is combined with gaming principles.
Gamification has been increasingly adopted by Learning Management System (LMS) vendors and companies. Its rousing success is firmly rooted in findings by neuroscientists:
When gamification in training is incorporated correctly and effectively, sales associates are not thinking about game mechanics or human brain endocrinology. Instead, they are simply having fun soaking up new knowledge.
Everyone has an innate desire to feel valued. Achieving one's goals, especially through competition with other individuals or teams, feeds this desire. However, as we have learned over the last 17 years through the Intel® Retail Edge Program, there are several essential steps that must be taken to ensure the most efficient and effective online learning resource:
The Intel® Retail Edge Program is a top destination for sales associates built upon sound gamification principles and many years of successful growth. It facilitates sales associate participation from work or home, on desktops or mobile devices. By participating in the Program, they become an integral part of a robust online community designed to support their efforts to gain knowledge to sell products and create amazing customer experiences.
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