A recent IWG Global Workspace Survey found that 73% of people in the UK find flexible working to be the new normal, and in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it appears that the remote workforce is truly having a moment.
With the expansion of the remote workforce, integrating virtual training and digital collaboration has become top priority for business leaders.
Virtual reality in particular may be one of the key tools to empowering and connecting this emerging workforce. VR technology has the ability to enhance engagement, teamwork and communication through real-time collaborative training.
Additionally, since multiple employees can share the same virtual space from various locations, workers can feel more socially and emotionally connected in the training, which can boost motivation.
Furthermore, VR has the ability to capture data and allow for ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ evaluation, which can be difficult to do with standard methods. Having data such as user actions and comments can allow companies to review the effectiveness of their training programs.
As we enter into a workplace era that focuses on digitization, virtual reality is guaranteed to become a key tool in increasing employee engagement, productivity, satisfaction and retention.