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The Benefits of Using VR in the Workplace

A VR headset is a device that provides a virtual reality experience for the user. Virtual reality headsets are popularly used for video games but can also be used for simulators and trainers. Many think this device can only be used for gaming-related purposes—but think again! With the integration of technology use in the workplace, there is a push for the use of innovative technology to enhance work environments, employee productivity and team building. Read below for ways to incorporate virtual reality into the workplace.

Onboarding

VR can be used to make the onboarding process more fun and interactive. This will help to improve employees’ positive perspectives on their job and the organization they work for. VR can also provide a virtual experience for what their job may look like. This can help attract more qualified and desirable candidates.

Safety

VR can provide a safe space simulation for workers to engage in. For example, VR can help train first responders in helping them to resolve dangerous situations without putting their lives at risk. This technology will allow the workers to evaluate their mistakes and learn to cope with real-life events.

Productivity 

VR allows employees from different departments of the business to collaborate in a virtual space from anywhere. The virtual space further provides a platform for teams to work and complete projects in a quick timeframe while reducing travelling and hardware costs.

Team Building

VR provides employees with the opportunity to engage in unique immersive experiences while allowing them to build stronger working connections from remote locations. VR team-building exercises focus on essential team effectiveness skills such as communication, collaboration and problem-solving. These exercises can range from Pictionary and Scavenger Hunts to Escape Rooms.

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2021 Technology Trends

Technology is constantly evolving at a rapid pace. Staying current with new advances, development and adoption of new technologies is important for both business and personal aspects. COVID-19 has proved that we must adapt to technology changes in our everyday lives, whether it be working remotely or online learning.

Keeping up to date on the latest technology trends allows you to remain relevant, stay competitive and promote opportunities within the business world. “Staying current with new technology trends means keeping your eyes on the future to know which skills you’ll need to know to secure a safe job tomorrow,” (Nikita Duggal, Simplilearn, 2021).

The top nine new and trending technologies for 2021 are as follows:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotic Process
  • Edge Computing
  • Quantum Computing
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 5G
  • Cybersecurity

New technologies are always emerging and evolving. These nine technology trends offer valuable skills and knowledge that are necessary for future careers. Are you staying current with the latest trends?

For more information about the 2021 technology trends, read the Simplilearn article, Top 9 New Technology Trends for 2021.

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