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How Virtual Reality is Creating Better Employee Experiences

Published Tue Feb 16 2021


According to some experts, your employees’ experiences are just as big of a determining factor in organizational success as your customers’ experiences. With that in mind, there has been a renewed interest in employee engagement and using motivational, social, and psychological principles to shape the way employees interact with their day-to-day tasks. The pandemic has underscored the importance of employee engagement as well and highlighted how difficult it is to nail down. One way some organizations are approaching this divide is through virtual and augmented reality systems. “Virtual reality (VR) can enable meaningful remote collaboration and provide an in-person experience, immersing users in realistic scenarios, allowing for employees to be upskilled and retrained faster,” says Tom Symonds, CEO of Immerse, a company focused on training sector innovation. “VR will be one of the tech tools that takes center stage. Now is the moment for companies to start exploring the potential of this technology to increase employee engagement, productivity, and retention.” These technologies have a direct impact on ROI but also allow leadership to consider employee experience from a human perspective. They create opportunities for collaboration, meaning, and fulfillment.

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