Virtual and augmented reality is an ever-growing medium being used by businesses to improve processes and bolster employee education through training programs. My company has worked with organizations to incorporate voiceovers and functionality into the virtual environment to make learning easier for employees. In this article, I’m going to share insights that business owners can adopt by looking at unique virtual-reality training scenarios I have observed in the virtual reality (VR) space and how they impact organizations in meaningful ways.
Consider this real-world example: Virtual training can eliminate risk in nuclear power plant operation. You would much rather have frontline employees make mistakes in a virtual training environment versus that of the real world where a mistake can be both costly and dangerous.
When businesses look to adopt immersive technology for internal training processes and procedures, they should first consider whether the training task will be easily replicated in a virtual environment. The virtual world should not only be easily replicated but should also offer ease of use for adoption with current VR headset controllers and button configurations. Hand gestures and motion control can be an issue if complex actions need to be taken in the corresponding real-world scenario.