As technology allows workers to meet through video communication tools and conference call software, replicating real-life meetings or product demos can be challenging. That is where virtual reality comes in. Companies can use VR to hold meetings with both employees and customers and interact as if they were physically together.
Furthermore, VR technology can reduce the need to go to a new location for meetings, which also cuts the costs of commutes for employees as well as your company’s carbon footprint.
VR meetings also help cut down on distractions, which keeps employees engaged and makes for more meaningful and productive meetings. For instance, MeetinVR allows users to move, point, sketch and interact with objects and people like in real life. This makes brainstorming and team-building activities that much more effective.
While there are numerous resources and tools like Slack to keep colleagues communicating, a VR breakroom or lunchroom can encourage employees to make a more meaningful connection with one another.
VR technology can also be used to better cater to remote workers’ well-being. For instance, companies can design VR environments such as meditation rooms and quiet spaces.
Introverted employees can also look to gain a lot from VR meetings as it offers them a way to socialize and engage with colleagues, without the exhaustion that an in person meeting can cause.