Taking good care of your employees is vital when attracting and retaining talent. At the same time is more challenging as employees spend less time at the office.
How do we as employers make sure that we manage our employees well enough, miles apart in-home offices? Even before covid-19, the corporate world was moving towards companies with a more distributed work force.
“…collaboration, more than productivity, has been negatively impacted by the pandemic because so many employees are working remotely and have fewer opportunities to interact face-to-face. As a result, employees are feeling more disconnected from each other and the organization”. 2020 Future of Work is Now, OIGP
So how do we create a community of remote workers? For one, we can create outdoor activities for employees. Spending time together outdoors does not compromise the requirements of social distancing. Sharing experiences, seeing other people, participating in a common task – will build corporate culture.
If employers use these activities for something that is productive, even better. Wittario is a company that want to change how we learn. However, we regard “learn” in a very broad sense. We want employees to learn skills, learn how they are part of a whole, learn about their colleagues, learn to have fun together and learn how activity together has value.
So, what is Wittario? It is a game-based learning platform that combines learning, outdoor activity and game mechanics. Companies can create their own games or make use of the Wittario content library. Players navigate, using their Android or iPhone, between waypoints where they will find tasks such as multiple-choice questions, text-, photo- or video tasks. They can also be tasked with solving augmented reality mini games. Wittario is a fun and motivating way of obtaining knowledge or simply creating corporate culture.
Pay is still important to employees, but more and more people value personal growth, flexibility, learning opportunities and social corporate traits.
We believe Wittario is a tool for companies to differentiate themselves. We have identified several arenas where game-based learning and messaging can be a useful tool.
«Walk and talk meetings contribute to more openness, higher engagement while at the same time strengthening relations”. Mats Kristensen, general manager LeadershipWeekly
Corporate customers of Wittario can create their very own games based on their existing HR content and processes. They may also make use of the content library with topics such as:
We believe that game-based learning will motivate employees and create a healthy framework that will promote team building, collaboration and critical thinking. A touch of competitiveness will motivate even further.
Wittario is funding a research project executed by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Our aim is to observe the combination of physical movement and game mechanics in student learning activities and see if they experience that this increases their learning outcome.
Wittario is both creating and translating content, making all collections available in Norwegian and English