Virtual reality is currently one of the most exciting things in the tech world. Perhaps the most beneficial application for VR technology will prove to be applying it in training scenarios.
Clearly the capabilities and benefits of VR goes far beyond the record-breaking Pokémon Go game that temporarily ensued chaos.
Thankfully, it’s not all fun and games. One of the more noble pursuits of VR users is to apply it for training people better by offering them real life scenarios. The immersive experience brought through VR is second to none and can be effectively used to boost training efforts across the globe. Many firms are now catching on to the trend and are investing in revolutionary ways to use VR in the workplace.
Let’s have a look at the wonders VR training can bring to your organization.
High-risk environments such as surgery rooms, jeopordous rescue operations, and factories equipped with complex and potentially dangerous machinery are scary and often difficult places for trainees to work in.
VR creates the same environment for the trainees to work in virtually. Not only does this lead to a better level of training without risks, it also dramatically reduces stress among the trainees, leading to substantially better performances.
With VR training, simulations can be gathered in one place with trainees having access to their specific training program. The need for a trainer to be physically present is eliminated as instructions are built-in.
Moreover, evaluating trainee performance is as easy as accessing a dashboard that tracks progress through data analysis and visualization methods.
VR is more than viewing simulations; it also gives you the power to manipulate the environments in those simulations through VR gloves or controllers.
The feature of a hands-on experience here is what improves muscle memory in trainees and leads to better retention. The ability to create muscle memory in users while learning a new skill is invaluable.
Collaboration is another strong component of VR simulations. People can interact and collaborate with each other in different environments, connecting people on a global basis, minimizing any initial awkwardness while working with new colleagues.
While regular training systems will notify a trainer once a task has been complete, VR systems will provide comprehensive data on how long a trainee spent on a task and what actions they took. It will show the full scale of progress by judging how satisfactory the results are. This kind of data helps managers make informed and knowledgeable decisions for employees.
The many benefits of VR coupled with data-driven results make it a beckon of hope for future trainers worldwide. Human Resource managers that are quick to take advantage of this technology will be hailed as harbingers of innovation at their firm and are sure to enjoy success.
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