Virtual Reality is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, with an estimated 171 million VR users worldwide. Headsets are becoming more affordable and people are beginning to discover the many uses of VR… (It’s not just for gaming!)
One fantastic use of VR that more and more companies are discovering is that of VR for employee training purposes. Companies such as Volkswagen, Nasa, Walmart, JetBlue, FedEx and thousands of other small and large companies are using VR to improve their training processes. But how and why are they doing this? Let’s find out with this list of 8 reasons why your company should invest in VR training!
1. Immersive and realistic simulations:
Virtual reality technology allows for the creation of immersive and realistic simulations that closely mimic the conditions and environments of actual procedures, providing professionals with a safe and controlled environment in which to practice and perfect their skills.
2. Hands-on practice:
VR technology allows professionals to gain hands-on experience in trainings such as medical care, manufacturing, military and much more, which can help trainees to become more confident and competent in their roles. Rather than reading manuals, watching videos or observing a qualified superior, VR training allows employees of all levels to get hands-on from the beginning and learn by doing.
VR simulations can be used to train large groups of professionals at once, and the simulations can be easily updated and reused, which can save money compared to traditional training methods. Furthermore, training virtually means that there is no longer a need to invest in expensive training equipment.
4. Increase access to training:
VR technology can also be used to train professionals who work in remote or underserved areas, where access to traditional training resources may be limited. Virtual training means there is no longer a need to arrange in-person training which can be time-consuming and often involve travelling to a certain location.
5. Improve final outcomes:
By providing professionals with the opportunity to practice and perfect their skills in a safe and controlled environment, VR training can help to improve final outcomes. The classic phrase “Practice makes perfect” holds its truth and VR training allows trainees to practice again and again until they feel comfortable and confident enough to perform in a real life environment, ultimately reducing the likelihood of error.
6. Enhance learning retention:
The immersive and interactive nature of VR training can help to keep training interesting. VR offers an engaging learning experience that keeps trainees focused for longer periods of time.
7. Safe alternative for high-risk procedures:
VR simulations can be used, for example, to train professionals in high-risk procedures, without putting themselves or others at risk.
8. Stay up-to-date with the latest technology:
As VR technology continues to evolve, investing in VR training can help your company stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field and ensure that your professionals are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to perform at their best.
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