It’s a scientifically proven fact that if we are enjoying something then we are so much more likely to remember it. That’s down to our dopamine. Diversity training is no different.
Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter. All of our bodies make it, and our nervous systems use it to send messages between nerve cells. That’s why it’s sometimes called a chemical messenger. It plays a role in how we feel pleasure. It’s a big part of our unique human ability to think and plan and it helps us strive, focus, and find things interesting.
Dopamine has the power to create motivation, but what effect does it have on actually learning and retention of learning? Well, a recent study has proven that dopamine does more than just create excitement about learning: it actually controls learning retention.
The study found that because dopamine is linked to memory, it triggers the brain to remember the training and if dopamine isn’t present during the learning process then a person’s engagement in the training will suffer due to the lack of motivation.
Translation? Dopamine = engagement + retention.
Ok, if that’s the science then how do you maximise the dopamine in your learners and the diversity training sessions you are delivering? Well, you make those session interesting, rewarding, engaging and fun. You make them aligned to your organisations vision and values.
Positive About Inclusion works with organisations to provide bespoke training that is both engaging and relevant and aligned to your vision and values.