Learning & Development is focusing more at how content and programs are consumed


Goals for learning and development (L&D) in 2017 were focused on compiling employee data to understand employee interests for the promotion of content and programs.

In 2018, L & D is focused more at how content and programs are consumed and engaged while shifting the user experience (UX) to be more of a social reflex.

Aberdeen has found that more than 80% of learning management systems (LMS) remain fully automated. However, full automation inhibits social engagement and feedback, detracting from two-way communications which Aberdeen has found are functional to what employees seek in a good workplace.

My experiences working in the L & D space is that learners want to be engaged with their learning, have some social engagement and two-way communication. So, how can this be achieved. Perhaps, L & D professionals might want to consider different learning platforms and experiences such as playing business simulation games in teams on a face-to-face basis which would alleviate learners’ concerns.

Gamification also brings staff from different levels together and has proven to be effective in the development of skills such as self-management, teamwork, business and customer awareness, problem-solving, communication, numeracy, IT skills and developing positive attitudes.

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If you’d like to know more about using gamification as an L & D resource, please drop me an email to lesley@lesleystrachan.co.uk


Lesley Strachan (MBA) is an Award-winning coach| consultant| speaker| trainer and adviser and is based in Hampshire, UK. She is also a Certified Jack Canfield Trainer in The Success Principles and uses her creativity and experience to inspire others through teaching, mentoring and coaching all over the world and has loads of fun doing it. Lesley has over 30 years of experience working in the corporate and education sectors as well as years of experience as an Entrepreneur. Her areas of expertise include: personal life coaching, communication training, leadership training, corporate training, health and wellness, and educational consultancy. Lesley is also a mentor for young people for EBP and an Enterprise Adviser for The Careers and Enterprise Company

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