How Gamification Can Boost the Effectiveness of Corporate Learning


    Over the last few years, we have seen the rise of gamification in learning programmes across the organisations we work with, and for good reason. Gamification in learning can significantly increase employee engagement, motivation and improve outcomes.  

    Traditional training methods often fail to capture the attention of employees, leading to lower retention rates and reduced effectiveness. Today, employees want more, and companies know that they need to approach engagement from a new perspective.


    With gamification, learners tend to more effectively achieve learning outcomes with improved recall and retention. It can also be used to successfully help learners enhance the application of learning on the job as well as help them upskill.

    In this blog post I am going to explore the benefits of gamification in corporate learning programmes and how you can take your corporate training to a whole new level.

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    What Is Gamification? 

    Gamification is the process of applying game-like elements and mechanics to things that typically aren’t considered games. 

    The goal of gamification is to increase engagement, motivation, and participation. It does this by creating an enjoyable and interactive experience that taps into the human desire for competition, achievement, and social interaction.


    Gamification typically involves the use of elements such as points, badges, levels, and other game features to encourage users to complete tasks, learn new skills, or change their behaviour. 

    Why Use Gamification in Corporate Learning?

    Increases Engagement

    One of the most significant benefits of gamification in learning is that it increases engagement with the subject and material. Games are designed to be fun and engaging, where incorporating game elements such as points, badges, and leader boards into learning makes it more enjoyable. When employees are engaged in the learning process, they are more likely to be motivated and invested in their learning which leads to better retention rates and improved performance.

    Encourages Active Learning 

    Games require active participation, so incorporating game elements into learning encourages employees to actively engage with the material. This promotes a deeper understanding of the subject and helps employees to connect the dots between different concepts. Active learning also leads to better learning retention, as employees are more likely to remember information that they have actively engaged with.

    Provides Immediate Feedback

    Games are designed to provide immediate feedback to players and incorporating game elements into learning can provide the same benefits. When employees receive immediate feedback, they can adjust their learning strategies and correct their mistakes, which helps them to learn more effectively.

    Encourages Collaboration

    Gamification in corporate learning encourages collaboration. Many games are designed to be played with others and incorporating game elements into learning can provide opportunities for collaboration and teamwork. By working together, employees can learn from each other, share ideas, and build relationships. 

    Fosters a Sense of Achievement

    Games are designed to provide a sense of accomplishment and progress, so incorporating game elements into learning can provide the same benefits. When employees earn points, badges, or other rewards for their achievements,  this can foster a sense of accomplishment and pride. Visibility of progress and achievement can motivate participants to continue learning and to strive for mastery of the subject.

    Offers Flexibility

    The application of gamification in corporate learning provides flexibility in terms of what, when and where the learners access it. Many learning games can be played on a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Employees can learn at their own pace and in their own time, which can be more convenient for busy professionals.

    How can we help? 

    At Reinvigoration we can incorporate gamification into any online learning for clients. By incorporating game elements into your organisation's online learning you can create a more engaging, interactive and rewarding learning experience for your employees. Better learning leads to better retention  rates and improved performance. 

    Find out more about our Online Learning Development and how we can support your organisation to develop interactive, innovative and engaging online learning courses which engage the user, embed knowledge and build the capability of your people. 



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    Bilge Aslanturk

    Bilge is a Senior E-Learning Developer at Reinvigoration with over 15 years of experience in curriculum design, teaching and developing e-learning. She combines her knowledge of learning technologies with her expertise in pedagogy to create interactive and effective e-learning materials to suit our clients' training needs.


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