There's been a lot of buzz lately about the decreasing attention span of the modern workforce. However, this notion is not entirely true. The reality is that there's just too much competing for our attention and we can't keep up with it all. This includes training programs and even the most important compliance sessions.
In the realm of learning, capturing the attention of learners is crucial. If learners aren't paying attention, they won't be able to retain and apply what they learn. To ensure that your learning interventions are effective, it's important to make them modern, fun, and interactive.
Gone are the days of boring, passive e-learning courses that simply ask learners to click "next" to continue. Instead, it's time to design a learning experience that will grab and hold the attention of learners.
To create engaging learning experiences, consider looking to other forms of entertainment for inspiration. Social media, games and other sources can offer insights into how to grab and maintain attention. Utilize these tactics to increase engagement and make your learning interventions more effective.
Remember, attention is key to learning, so make sure your programs are designed to keep learners engaged and focused.