The time has gone when virtual reality is merely used in the gaming industry. Today, VR technology is a very prominent part of the complex business world. Moreover, it is becoming a significant part of the modern workflow. This technology has opened gates of new opportunities for small and large companies.
A combined study by Dell and Intel workforce global report has revealed a few interesting facts regard the VR. The report revealed that 52% of millennials are in favor of using virtual reality in the workplace and believe that it can improve productivity in the workplace. Whereas only 35% of baby boomers believe in the fact. So, this report has concluded the result that it depends on the age group with which the issue of VR is discussed.
Well, the use of virtual reality in a business place is dependable on the preference of the people. However, we would like to share a few case scenarios with you all which will show how the issue of VR will influence the world of work. We will also explain to our readers about the advantages inherent in the discussed scenario.
Case #1: It offers anytime and anywhere support
Virtual reality is the mixed reality which reduces the need for travel for business meetings and this eventually reduces the cost of accommodation and other travel expenses. Using VR, employees can support each other in real time and that’s without physically traveling. All they just have to do is to travel virtually.
For example, it is an ideal way to consult international specialists at the time of emergency. Using virtual reality today complicated medical surgeries are assisted by the specialist doctors from the other across the world. It has been a solution for the remote areas where physical reach isn’t possible.
Case #2: Global collaboration
Virtual reality allows people to get together and collaborate, doesn’t matter how far apart they are. Unlike straightforward videoconferencing, virtual reality applications give users the feeling that they are physically together under the same roof which makes the flow of conversation more effective.
For example, with the help of the virtual technology projects can be monitored remotely by the management team in the real time. Suppose, if workers are working in India and the management team is based in the USA, then they can monitor the work progress virtually without visiting the site.
Case #3: Lifelong training
Today’s lifestyle is highly complexed and product development cycle has been speeding up drastically. That’s why lifelong learning has become a very important factor. Virtual reality can offer a wide range of tools to the companies to train their in-house employees and introduce them with the new methodologies. It is a very promising training tool in the hands of the companies. As it is an only remote tool for employees to immerse themselves totally in the learning. This is the easiest and authentic way to learn remotely by the employees.
For example, Walmart is the biggest retail corporation of the USA with more than 10,000 sales outlets. It has already been using virtual reality cross their 200 academies to train the employees. Among other things, employees in the United States are prepared in this way for “Black Friday”.
Virtual reality technology is the collaboration, communication, and future learning methodology for the business industry. The questions like; is VR fit for your business? Where should you start it in your place?
All these questions can be only answered by yourself only. So, in our opinion the age of virtual reality has arrived, but what about you?