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Learning and Development With VR

Today, for most people, Virtual Reality or simply VR remains something new or even gets associated with a technology from sci-fi novels invented by a sick imagination. Although it has already found a successful application across various industries, among others military, healthcare, manufacturing, and other industries with a higher level of risk exposure, and has been available for decades. 

An integral feature of Virtual Reality for enterprises is that it allows users to experience real-world situations firsthand in a safe forgiving virtual environment. 
In such environments, training staff can make learners deal with situations where they have to make real decisions with its consequences, and develop skills applicable in the real world. 

This experience develops decision-making skill sets with zero unrelated disruptions for the trainee. Last but not least here is that such an approach to learning prevents trainees from completing assignments outside scheduled time.

According to Scott Linkens, Emerging Technology Leader at PwC, - “In-person or digital methods like online training don’t give learners an opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience the way VR does...”

Application of VR for Corporate Training

Normally, it takes time for the new employees to get used to new workflows and become a suitable fit for an established team. In practice, they must also get accustomed to a new space and learn where certain things are located. 

On average it takes up to 5 months before an employee who recently joined an organization becomes comfortable with a new role. The good thing about VR training is that it can shorten the onboarding period dramatically. Thus, your organization can save on operational expenses associated with a longer training period. 

VR tours featuring workplace hotspots provide employees with the tool to ask questions and seek explanations in an interactive environment. It is beyond doubt that it is the responsibility of the Employees’ Experience team to analyze, and figure out what customizations are needed in VR. This facilitates the creation of the training design, which is capable of fulfilling all possible needs on the employees’ side.
In turn, VR Inn provides its customers with assistance in analysis and carrying out all possible customizations needed for your specific requests. Need help in achieving an absolute training performance contact us.

How VR Benefits HR Departments 

Utilizing the VR technology, you make the first steps towards scaling your training practices. 

Some VR training provider companies offer customizations of client experiences on top of their pre-rendered training modules. Moreover, we can make changes to the modules along the way. For example, if you decided to change the workflow that we had developed and implemented, there is no need to re-create the VR training, we can simply make requested updates/adjustments and upload it in a matter of weeks.

One primary challenge is acclimating new employees to company cultural norms. VR enables HR teams to offer interactive onboarding and allows newcomers to get a feel for the organization. Thus, learn in closes detail about processes, products, and services, while watching real teams in action.

Virtual Reality technology is all set to revolutionize education as we know it. Once adopted widely, it has a lot to offer to eliminate geographic and monetary limitations, connect international communities, and open students' worldviews to other cultures and ideas.

Soft skills, such as active listening or empathy will only grow more valuable in the future as technologies like AI gradually take over the manual, repetitive tasks within jobs, leaving humans to handle those areas where they naturally excel over machines.

According to J. Meister, managing partner of Future Workplace, — “As automation takes over more aspects of jobs, humans will be left with resolving issues for customers or co-workers that require empathy, judgment and collaborating well with others on solutions...”.