Soft skills are extremely important in the workplace, being able to communicate effectively is one of the key competencies most companies look for, so why do we still struggle with these?
Virtual reality can be used to massage and develop soft skills in the space where people feel safe and secure, free to make mistakes at their own pace, and also have real or virtual characters to interact with where we can set up specific situations, e.g. a big presentation, having a 1:1 with your boss, etc.
Traditional eLearning sometimes has trouble implementing social learning practices into courses which can be a real problem. Functionality such as comment sections, gamification does a decent job, but the potential of VR to allow the collaborative ability of a group or more than 1 person gives it a higher grade than pretty much everything else on the market, only time will tell how well this will develop in the future.
The best VR platform for team collaboration that we have experienced is Engage VR which is a great tool that is relatively affordable for individuals as well as large companies, and they focus on corporate training and the education sector.
If you would like to check out another great blog post about VR platforms for 2020 check the following post on vrtodaymagazine.com: 15+ best educational VR apps to try in 2020
Is VR being used in the industry right now?
Quick answer, yes?
VR platforms/apps are being used in a wide variety of areas including education, corporate learning, schools, and universities are all looking and experimenting with this new tech to try and work out the best method of integrating and rolling out to their employees.
This is definitely going to take some effort and patience, but given time they will get there and so will all of us, it is all about how we can work virtual reality into our daily work where it is a benefit and not a hindrance.
VR is also being used in the following areas:
Nursing and physician training in a clinical setting is being tested and trialed as we speak. Giving students the ability to test the skills they have learned in theory and put it into practice, whilst assessors can use to assess and grade the outcomes.