When someone mentions virtual reality, the gaming industry is usually what comes to mind. However, in 2018, virtual reality started to appeal to industries beyond gaming and entertainment – for example, those in manufacturing, healthcare, and education. Many organizations started to pay attention to the compelling applications that virtual reality has to offer and began to implement virtual reality solutions, both outsourcing or in-house, to help them work more productively and efficiently.
In 2019, virtual reality will continue to expand beyond entertainment, establishing its place in workplaces around the world. Here’s a closer look at the impact virtual reality will have in the workplace in 2019.
Virtual reality provides a way for people to come together regardless of location. However, unlike video conferencing, virtual reality users feel as though they are meeting face-to-face and in the same physical space.
This intimate connection could lead to more effective collaboration in the workplace, especially among remote teams. As more and more organizations embrace the concept of remote work in 2019, virtual reality could help make team meetings or brainstorms more collaborative, and ultimately, more productive.
According to a Dell Future Workforce study, 67% of millennials believe it’s important to use virtual reality in meetings and product development. The modern workplace is changing, and employees are demanding more flexibility with their working hours, including more options to work remotely. With virtual reality, businesses will be able to bring remote employees or distributed teams closer together through immersive or mixed-reality experiences, possibly eliminating the need for meeting rooms and large offices in the near future.
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