5 Reasons why VR is the future of corporate training

By : |October 1, 2019 0

A recent study revealed that companies lose nearly 25% of all new employees within a year mainly due to bad onboarding. This statistic alone showcases the significance of Corporate training and the important role employees play in the future of a company.

Though the results of investing in corporate training may not be immediately evident, it plays a crucial role in ensuring that the employees can nurture and enhance their skills, which is an important factor in employee retention and growth. For industries such as manufacturing where the employees use dangerous machinery, experiential training methods play even more of a crucial role.

Traditional methods include group discussions, lecture sessions, online training, and other off-hand sessions. Yet these methodologies fail to give the users an experience of the process they are getting into and often find a stark difference in what the training session prepared them for and the actual tasks they are getting into.

Immersive technologies like AR/VR are excellent tech options that are currently being used to bridge this gap and provide an experiential and safe environment to train employees. But what are AR and VR? Augmented Reality (AR) is when we digitally augment objects using technology onto the physical world. In Virtual Reality (VR), users wear a VR Headset that immerses them in a 3D environment.

Let’s look at the 5 reasons why VR is the future of corporate training:

       1. Experiential & Immersive learning: Users receive hands-on training of complex processes to gain proficiency

       2. Improved retention: Users retain detailed information when they practice and experience the processes hands-on.

       3. Customizable: The developed application can be easily updated and adapted to match any improvements or changes in existing processes.

       4. Safe & Risk-free: Trainees can practice and learn intricate processes without the fear of life or damage to property.

       5. Cost & time efficient: Experiential learning drastically reduces training time as users understand quicker and become productive sooner.

Tacnik has been using VR and AR to develop novel solutions to enable companies to train their employees and external stakeholders efficiently.

“The immersive and experiential nature of VR & AR provides a platform using which we can seamlessly teleport the user into a conducive learning environment, where they can learn with hands-on experience.“ explains Skandha, Co-Founder of Tacnik. He continues to say “The age-old saying from Confucius that goes ‘I hear I forget; I see I remember; I do I understand;’ is aptly applicable to the solutions that Tacnik develops using AR & VR.”

VR training is not restricted to just employees. External stakeholders such as distributors can also be trained on how certain products work, enabling them to understand the products better and hence improve sales. The scenarios of training in VR may be varied but the solutions convey the same: Immersive technologies are going to play a key role in how businesses function and with the increasing rate of adoption, don’t be surprised if your next training session is in VR!

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