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Posted 26th September 2019

How Can Virtual Reality Equipment Modernize Businesses?

Following its continued development over the past few years, virtual reality has capabilities which extend far beyond the gaming world. Alongside being implemented into the health and fitness sector, the technology has become a highly powerful tool for many global businesses. As a result, we’re going to look at several ways in which virtual reality has already influenced businesses operations, and how it will continue to do so in the future.

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How Can Virtual Reality Equipment Modernize Businesses?

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How Can Virtual Reality Equipment Modernize Businesses?

Following its continued development over the past few years, virtual reality has capabilities which extend far beyond the gaming world. Alongside being implemented into the health and fitness sector, the technology has become a highly powerful tool for many global businesses. As a result, we’re going to look at several ways in which virtual reality has already influenced businesses operations, and how it will continue to do so in the future.

Interaction

Since its introduction many years ago, virtual reality software has been designed to create a more engaging and immersive consumer environment that allows for heightened levels of interaction. Moreover, it’s also integral to creating a convenient future. With VR allowing users to experience new cars or furniture from the comfort of their own home, the interactivity of marketing has the potential to be more prominent than ever before. IKEA, the Swedish-founded corporation, utilize VR-induced creativity in their VR showroom in an attempt to provide an experience that is emotional, immersive and revolutionary.

The concept of immersion through interaction isn’t new and has long been central to the approaches of many digital markets. While VR is arguably taking the experience to the next level, online casino platforms like Mr Green have placed an emphasis on creating an engaging environment within many of their games, including roulette. As the game is a favourite among players across the globe because of its simplicity, the development of live versions has sought to capture the excitement of busy roulette tables and combine it with the convenience of home or on-the-go gaming.

Recruitment

Alongside being introduced for interactive purposes, VR equipment is also contributing massively to how employers recruit staff. While video interviews have long been used to add an element of convenience to the job application process, it hasn’t always been reliable. In turn, virtual interviews are now being used to create an environment that is more comfortable for the interviewee.

Moreover, VR is also contributing to assessment centres. Upon its development, Lloyds Banking Group used the technology to test a wide range of applicant skills, including problem-solving and time management. Additionally, this adaptation adds an element of fun to a stressful environment.

Training

There is an argument to be made that VR training is the most effective use of the technology within businesses. Back in 2017, Walmart used the software to prepare its employees for the Black Friday sales as they looked to mirror the busyness of the event itself. Training has always been essential within the workplace, but without this technology, individuals have often lacked guidance in specific areas of employment.

Despite being designed for gamers, the technology provides for more detailed training within vital areas including safety and security. Along with it being an extremely cost-effective approach to collective and personal growth, VR also allows for more refined training programs to be created. For example, services such as the Oculus VirtualSpeech aims to improve media training, networking, public speaking, sales pitching and much more.

Potential to Revolutionize Business Strategies for Many Years

Aside from being more engaging, introducing virtual reality into a business can also be extremely cost-effective. From interaction to recruitment and training, it possesses the convenience to change the entire outlook of business strategies in the coming years.

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