Virtual Reality (VR) is set to be the next big thing to hit workplaces by becoming the preferred method of communication and training due to its ability to deliver immersive experiences in these areas.
Virtual reality is a computer-based technology that replicates an environment real or imagined, it stimulates the user’s physical environment and presence and can be explored and interacted with by person. It has been stated that 91% of Learning and Development professionals plan to implement virtual reality in their learning organisation, while over a third are planning to use VR over the next three years.
So, what are the benefits of Virtual Reality training?
As technology develops so does the quality of virtual reality, training and development will soon be in comparison with a trainee employee being put in a real-life situation.
Not only can virtual reality training be completed at any time it can also be completed remotely meaning employees can time manage when they complete their training, whilst remote training will cut the costs of training staff and location expenses.
Complex situations made easy
complex pieces of equipment, machinery, processes or systems can be recreated using virtual reality, which allows employees to learn about mechanisms and processes that be difficult in real life situations.
Training in certain situations that would normally provoke a stressful pressured environment will be made risk-free, meaning employees can concentrate on getting the job done correctly without having to worry about consequences if mistakes are made.
The benefits to using virtual reality are endless to employers, they can create virtual reality situations that will allow their employees to practice their job roles in a real-life situation which will ultimately lead to a more professional, confident and competent workforce.