Facilitating VR-Powered Soft Skill Training

HR Tech Outlook | Friday, June 28, 2019

VR-Powered Soft Skill Training VR-enabled training programs allow employees to visualize realistic scenarios and learn faster.

FREMONT, CA: Soft skill training has always been a challenge yet an essential aspect of businesses that has numerous advantages ranging from smooth communication within the organization to streamline the workflow to developing empathy and leadership qualities. Moreover, training people in soft skills can be difficult with one approach as people behave differently in similar situations.

Instead, absorbing the skills in virtual reality (VR) can enable them with personalized experiences while imparting them with realistic visual scenarios against real-world situations. Until recent past, VR had been primarily associated with gaming, but now it is being used in real estates, healthcare, corporate training, and marketing, to name a few. For instance, it is possible to get immersed in a virtual conference room to practice giving a speech in front of a seemingly real crowd.

VR Imparting Soft Skills

VR allows the platform that can simulate different soft skill scenarios from across the world, which enables the participants to practice without any real-world consequence. The organizations can also be assured that employees are receiving a high-quality and standardized level of training.

It is also a challenge to practice various real-life situations using traditional methods. For instance, using VR employees can also practice giving a presentation to directors or practice how to handle media wrath. Thus VR equips the employees with the resources to prepare themselves for a wide range of scenarios and can practice them from the comfort of their homes too.

Here are some of the advantages of VR-powered soft skills against conventional training methods:

• VR enables a reduced training expense than its traditional counterpart, mainly due to its repeatability.

• Low possibility of distraction coupled with high levels of immersion accounts for a faster learning graph.

• Users do not need a company to practice their verbal communication skills

• Various factors concerning VR can be measured, enabling us to understand what is crucial to improve and determine the learning strategies accordingly.

Business Impacts of VR

VR provides the managers and users with comprehensive data sets that can be analyzed to gain a systematic, objective, and unique performance insights. Further identification of areas that need improvement to justify ROI can be focused upon.

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