Technology has been crucial in transitioning into a remote workforce as rapidly as we have. For workers where face-to-face interactions with clients is essential, using common communication tools has been limiting as nonverbal communication is a big part of these negotiations.
That is why Extended Reality, or XR, is emerging as the ideal resource for fully immersive meetings. It aims to be a hybrid of virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality that allows you to send your avatar to a meeting room where you can realistically interact with other attendees.
VR has become a more accessible tool in the past few years for video games, but is now emerging as a useful technological tool. Advancements in graphics and processor technology has made it more possible to create more complex environments and characters.
If a fully-realized virtual environment is excessive for your needs, AR and mixed reality may be the better option as it allows for virtual characters or objects to appear in a real environment. Think of the smartphone game Pokemon Go that allows users to see the monsters through their smartphones.