Virtual Reality…The Original Recipe to Success?
The secret is out, and businesses can’t resist this finger-licking good recipe to success. With Virtual Reality (VR) becoming increasingly affordable, companies are taking a new approach to the training process.
Training has always played a vital role within companies and organizations, whether it’s preparing chicken or providing excellent customer service. Without well-trained members, a buisness is sure to fail.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that companies are quickly adopting innovative technologies in hopes of improving the onboarding process.
One of those innovative technologies that is currently changing the way businesses think about training employees is Virtual Reality.
VR is a computer generated interactive environment that uses sounds, visuals, and other forms of sensory feedback to replicate a real-world environment.
Until recently, VR has remained mostly within academia and military organizations as a training tool, however, companies are quickly making the transition to this computer-generated world to better prepare workers for what they will face in the field.
Companies such as UPS, Walmart, and even the man himself Colonel Sanders, have all started using this technology to recruit, train, and retain employees. While preparing chicken and driving package delivery trucks hold little in common, each company has realized the indispensable value that VR training can bring.
At this point I’m sure you’re saying, okay, it works for them, but why does my business need it?
I’m glad you asked. These VR simulations allows employers to replicate any possible real-world situation, without the everyday risks or consequences that employees face on a daily basis. By reducing the risk to employees, companies can train their employees in a safe environment, where they can gain confidence in their skills, and address their problem areas.
If you’re not convinced yet, then maybe these statistics will help sway you.
According to the Learning Pyramid, most people retain 90% of what they learn when they put that knowledge into practice immediately. Those numbers significantly decrease as you work your way down the pyramid. For example, humans typically only retain 30% of what they learn through a demonstration, while they retain 20% of what they learn from audio and visual.
Unfortunately, reading is almost at the bottom of the pyramid, so hopefully I haven’t lost you by now. To keep it simple and clean, the advantage of VR is that employees are able to immediately put into practice what they’ve learned in a simulated environment.
It’s estimated that 95% of companies use some form of video-based learning, according to Brandon Hall Group. Until recently video-based learning was potentially the most engaging form of training available.
However, with VR headsets becoming increasingly affordable, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more and more companies are making the switch to this new innovative technology.
After all, VR provides an immersive experience, an experience that video-based learning is missing. This immersive experience can combat the disengagement that many workers experience when engaging in video-based learning. Besides, seeing your fellow associate Susan “accidentally” create a spill on aisle 10 can wear thin on anyone.
Luckily, MyBasicLLC can help you and Susan escape from the monotony of video-based learning. Here at MyBasicLLC we’ve been creating and supplying effective VR simulations since 2015, and don’t worry, your business won’t be virtually preparing chicken, unless that’s your goal.
Here at MyBasicLLC we understand your business is unique, and we pride ourselves in offering custom and unique solutions based on your needs. Whether you’re looking for medical, leadership, engineering, or any other form of training, MyBasicLLC has you covered, and will guarantee you the best results.
VR is the next evolution in the training process. Will you ignore this or adopt it?
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-Adam and the MyBasic Team