Rewind to a time you were playing Super Mario Bros.
What happened when a Koopa touched you or you fell down a hole? Did you cry when you died? Throw your controller across the room? Well, maybe a few times. But after all that, you always tried again.
You don’t stop there; you always go on to the next level!
Don’t you think we should follow the same gaming spirit for our corporate trainings, where the learners are allowed to make mistakes until they succeed?
In a professional setting, eLearning provides the best environment for making mistakes. The best part is that you can take all the bad decisions there are, without your organisation having to suffer any consequences in terms of reputation or costs.
Online training programs build up a safe virtual business world where employees can test all their ideas in the pursuit of finding the best solutions to their challenges. If things don’t work, you can drop them and try new approaches. This makes your critical thinking and problem-solving skills stronger.
When real life circumstances demand a fast reaction, you’ll remember not to repeat any mistakes you made during the training and ace that situation, be it gaining new clients or keeping the old ones.
Without the constant fear of making mistakes, the learning management system of your online training becomes a secure place to put into practice your most out-of-the-box ideas and prove that things can be done in unconventional ways too.
When you’re not afraid of the consequences of your possible learning mistakes, you can take risks and discover brand new approaches to decades old business hurdles.