Gamification Can Help
Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Stay Engaged
Whether they want to be their best selves or reach the top of the leaderboard it doesn’t really matter why, because the reality is there’s a knowledge transfer & a level of retention you can’t achieve with most typical training
Gamification Can Help Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Stay Engaged
The Changing Pharma Sales Picture Gamification provides a way to feel connected and engaged in a pre & post pandemic world
Who could have imagined the changes the COVID-19 pandemic would bring about especially for today’s pharmaceutical sales reps? It’s definitely a new normal. According to an Accenture Healthcare Study, virtual engagement with pharma field reps is here to stay. The result is a sales force that is understandably feeling anxious, distracted, and lacking in stimulation and feedback. Adopting a gamification training strategy is a surefire way to keep pharmaceutical reps learning and collaborating with their teams whether they are still working remotely or back in the office.
Healthcare Professionals Now Want More Human Connection and Expert Knowledge
The Accenture study also revealed that HCPs are interacting with sales reps more than before COVID19 and expect sales reps to have a greater understanding of their needs and expectations. Successful sales reps need to be nimble, flexible, and prepared to meet customers where they want to be – in person or via computer. Chief Creative Officer, Stephen Baer, explains here, “Games and gamification are really nice ways to feel connected and to help them feel like they’re part of a community and engaging with their colleagues which is so different today.”
Flipping the Script
Before COVID-19, 64%of meetings with pharma sales reps were held in person. During the pandemic, this shifted to 65% of meetings held virtually, across therapeutic areas. And that percentage is expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
87% of HCPs want either all virtual or a mix of virtual and in-person meetings even after the pandemic ends.
Before COVID-19, 64%of meetings with pharma sales reps were held in person.
During the pandemic, this shifted to 65% of meetings held virtually, consistent across therapeutic areas.
Using Gamification in Pharmaceutical Sales The Time Is Right To Set Your Team On A Game-based Learning Journey
Instead of thinking about games as something to “add to a course,” what if you shifted your thinking to make the learning experience more of a journey? Gaming experiences are fulfilling experiences because they provide clear prompts, feedback, and incentives for group participation. Sales training gamification can create a powerful emotional connection with learning that results in higher retention of information and skills.
With customization of storylines, characters, achievements, and leaderboards, your team will be motivated to train through solo play or in head-to-head competition. Either way, they’ll be having so much fun it won’t feel like training. Iain Boomer, Head of Learning for AbbVie Canada, has been leveraging gamification for years, especially during the pandemic. Quoted in Fierce Pharma, he explains, “Gamification has become more important and more impactful in the virtual environment,” he said. “The pandemic showed we need this now more than ever. … It’s given an extra push to what has always been core to what we do, which is retention and recall in a fun and engaging manner.”
Gamification Can Support Your Team at Any Point in the Sales Cycle
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The Road to Gold game-based training application, created by leveraging The Training Arcade® provided a robust solution for Lundbeck’s global sales team.
The Training Arcade features seamlessly integrated into Lundbeck’s native learning app. Since the national sales meeting occurred at the same time as the Winter Olympics, Lundbeck chose a Winter Village theme and titled their app The Road to Gold.
The gamified app, easily accessible to sales reps on their company iPads and think pads, featured 8 different stops around the winter village. At each stop, the rep needed to consume different types of training content. In order to get to the next stop, they needed to play the training games that also assessed them on the material they just learned. Once a rep completed all the elements at the first stop, they were able to unlock the content to move on.
In order to ensure the reps understood the content that they would be discussing at the meeting, they needed to complete the first 5 stops (or modules) prior to attending. The app’s analytics dashboard tracked which reps completed the game modules and measured how well they performed with the material, giving the Training Manager a clear understanding of any gaps in the learning and also allowing them to adjust accordingly.
Easily Integrate with your Web Conferencing Software
The Training Arcade®’s JEOPARDY!® and Trivia games integrate with all major web conferencing tools such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Bluejeans, or Webex.