A Gartner survey shows that 82% of business executives plan to allow their employees to work remotely at least part of the time.
This indicates that much about workplace operations will change. From communication, to in-person meetings, the shift to a hybrid work environment requires big alterations to current technology.
Dealing with distributed teams is challenging, so business leaders are trying to find new ways to ensure that employees stay connected and engaged with one another. Some have tried virtual happy hours, while others have required cameras to be on during Zoom meetings.
In fact, a study from the Harvard Business Review showed that 40% of supervisors and managers felt unconfident about being able to manage their workers remotely.
So how can leaders truly address the roadblocks that come with remote teams and the lack of face-to-face interactions? This may be resolved through the use of virtual reality (VR).
VR may seem like a far-fetched concept, but the truth is that this technology is more readily available than ever before. By using this tool, workers can have a more engaging, memorable, and interactive work experience.
VR offices are also an option, which allows team members to gather in the same virtual space for group activities or training sessions.
For instance, if your company is unable to host team-building events like corporate retreats, VR can allow leaders to create a similar experience that still helps nurture and empower teams.