The Science of Learning: How To Gain Your Employee’s Attention

Employee attention: it’s the holy grail of any training program. But while shiny new methods and the latest tech aim to grab ahold of employee attention and drive engagement levels, the foundation still needs to be in place to make sure employees are really listening. Before you buy into new programs or the latest in training tech, make sure you always utilize the proven science of learning to make sure your learners are truly getting the most out of every moment. Here are 5 things you can do in order to get your employee’s attention:

1. Attention and Pose a Challenge

No learner wants to waste their time. The beginning of a training program is the perfect time to activate a learner’s prefrontal cortex. It’s the part of the brain responsible for executive function and decision making, so it’s the part of the brain that tells the learner whether or not the subject matter is important. The prefrontal cortex is best engaged when it detects information as relevant. In short, you need to tell learners why they should care from the start.

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