How Virtual Reality is Streamlining Productivity in 2021
We’ve become familiar with the remote workplace, but what if you could completely build a virtual work environment from floor to ceiling? Using virtual reality systems, workers and employers are becoming connected like never before.
From employee training to hands-on model building, virtual reality is making it possible to complete a wide variety of tasks from the comfort of home. Additionally, users are experiencing better results compared to practical methods.
This section of the worksphere is expected to grow exponentially in 2021, and here are a few trends that are leading the industry.
Tactile Technology and VR Workspaces
The remote boom (and subsequent tech innovation) made it possible for much of the global workforce to resume operations online. But, many industries were left out of the loop as their work depends on tactile elements that weren’t easily recreated in digital environments.
Virtual reality bridged this gap and helped to connect those in hands-on jobs in a successful and efficient way.
Digital models are also much cheaper than their practical counterparts, so the growth of this tool has helped employers to save money as a result.
Streamlined Training and Education
When it comes to learning new skills, virtual reality has been proven to speed up the process by more than 400% in a recent study.
In the same study, participants experienced a 275% boost in post-instruction confidence regarding the practical application of what they’ve learned.
Having the ability to control the environment in which one learns has a direct impact on their ability to absorb and apply learned information. Plus, VR-based learning is highly customizable and reliant on autonomous decisions rather than educator direction.
Fully Interactive Conferencing
Scheduling meetings across multiple time zones is an essential element of virtually any business or organization. Video chat comes with a long list of hurdles, and this method of communication doesn’t quite mimic face-to-face interaction. Virtual reality conferencing makes it possible for individuals to meet in the middle and somewhat recreate a realistic workplace – completely online.
The same technology that is able to build a 360 car showroom from scratch can incorporate the same tricks to create an optimal office environment.
Adding more space and featuring a higher quality of imagery and audio elements makes every interaction more multifaceted than two-dimensional video platforms. This makes it easier to read someone’s facial cues or body language, which are proven to be essential elements of effective communication.
Digital Whiteboards and Classroom Building
When it comes to traditional video chatting and communication platforms, one of the top limitations is presentation and public speaking facilitation. Virtual reality makes it more streamlined and simple than before to draw, write, present, and display visual information on digital whiteboards.
From telehealth to distance learning, the integration of digital whiteboards and presentation tools in the VR space is connecting offsite workers with peak flexibility – without letting go of control.
Instead of syncing a phone call with photos, or trying to keep up with lag during a fuzzy video conference, VR makes the conversation clearer and more accessible for everyone on the call.
What began as a gaming gimmick has become a mainstay in the mainstream tech services sphere. Virtual reality is helping everyone on the payroll to connect with their peers and managers without giving up the flexibility of telecommuting.
This shift has the potential to open virtually every position to the online workplace. Using VR headsets and digitally optimized workstations, employees in just about any industry or specialization can create the perfect at-home office – no matter where they live or work.
In 2021, we’re likely to see this trend outlive the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are taking advantage of the cost savings that a virtual work environment provides, and workers will continue to benefit from a record-breaking level of adaptability and accessibility.