Let’s look at one of our ongoing programs…
This is where people play a game, discuss something, learn something, and then they apply what they’ve learned. And then it has a review.
This is something where, because people are playing a game, the retention for what they’re learning is much better than say from a lecture.
Generally retention from a lecture is something like 5 percent.
Actually practically doing something that increases up to 75 percent.
So learning by doing is what you’re doing sometimes when you’re playing a game. And because we people are playing and they’re interacting and they’re not thinking they’re learning, they actually forget they are learning.
Playing games can help to cement ideas, concepts and strategies for them.
The first thing we do is we play.
‘ So what do we play? ‘
That really is up to you. We can give you numerous options for off-the-shelf games, depending on what your main objectives are, or we can work with you, to build you something bespoke to provide the very best solution to your desired outcome.
You decide who your audience is, what the goals are, what challenges you want people to be able to overcome, and we will get your teams playing.
After that session we will have a discussion.
We will look who did what.
What didn’t work so well.
And by having those kinds of discussions, again we’re helping people’s brains think about things, build , grow, strategise and problem-solve for themselves.
This is then helping to cement the learning that has already taken place, through an extended discussion phase.
‘ So what have we learned? ‘
We can have learning outcomes from each game, and that gives us something that we can then actively measure.
After you’ve had your game, know your objectives, you’ve learned something, so we have a baseline for where your audience is at this stage. We can then leave it a few months, maybe as much as six months and then come back to revisit and have another go.
Using the same audience, maybe playing the same game, or maybe something different. It’s important, if you want to see a continued improvement, that we can have another go at the same game, but maybe people might now think differently. They might strategise differently, or they might be in a different groups of people. There might event be a variety of different conversations.
However the baseline repetition helps us actively learn and retain more information.
People are more engaged, they’re retaining more, and they’re learning as they play.
If you’d like to know more, please contact me.