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Use Virtual Reality For More Efficient Employee Training

Posted by Mark Hemmer on 9/24/18 10:00 AM

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Many employees need hands-on training to feel confident taking on new tasks. But, many companies don't have the time, resources, or free hands to provide that training. As a result, either employees end up with insufficient training or the company winds up spending too much time and energy to provide adequate training. If that sounds familiar, it's time to take a different approach. Virtual Reality can be used to boost training efficiency, engaging employees and empowering them to learn on their own. 

Virtual Tours

Understanding your surroundings is a big aspect of many jobs. If your employees need to navigate construction sites or large warehouses, they'll need to know where everything is and how to build an efficient workflow. They'll also need safety training to make sure that they're not endangered by anything in their work area. Instead of clearing the time and space needed to do this training in the physical world, build a virtual reality environment and use virtual tours instead. With virtual tours, your employees can "walk around" their workspace without taking up actual space. More than that, they can explore the experience on their own time and terms, boosting efficiency in the process. 

Virtual Tasks

For repetitive tasks, VR can be a significant difference-maker. Build a VR experience that can replicate the training tasks that you need employees to complete. It will save space, save time, and engage employees. With individual VR viewers (like an affordable cardboard version), your employees can work on their own time to complete the training that they need. Make the mundane exciting again, with VR. Typically, employees don't look forward to training. Change that with virtual reality. Shelve Powerpoint and give your team something to look forward to. 

Virtual Products

Depending on the product your company produces, it can be hard to make said product available for your employees to train with. If you manufacture airplanes, for example, there may not be enough planes to train with efficiently. Instead of unpacking all of the logistics required to make that happen, leverage VR instead. With VR, you can use digital representations of your product to train with. Start training in a VR experience and then, when absolutely necessary, move onto physical products. It will save time and your employees will learn more effectively. 

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