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Is VR Training a fit to your Performance Management Strategy?

VR is one of the key technologies in modern experiential training.Have you considered VR training into your Performance Management Strategy?

Performance Management is a continuous process that allows any organization to train their employees through their organizational standards while allowing the individual itself to grow. As you can see, leading your employees to upskill their performance is very complex. Fortunately, VR training is your best technological ally to improve performance behaviors and get your employee’s skills right where your company needs. How to do it? let us give you some examples to let you know how to take advantage of this new technology.

1. VR Assessments To Evaluate Employee Performance

You can use VR trainings to provide your employees with practical experience, but this technology is beyond that. You can actually set up different training scenarios each one with a different level of difficulty. As you can imagine, through the different scenarios you can track your employees performance the same way as in a video game. Depending on the VR training application, you could be able to know how fast or accurate is your employee, you could even give them hints during their VR trainings so your workforce can always improve while experiencing safe real-world settings. You can also gamify their progress using interactive progress maps, so that employes can monitor their growth after each VR training lesson.

2. Immersive Simulations To Rapidly Bridge Skill Gaps

VR training simulations allow your employees to form an emotional connection with what they are doing. The emotional bond that is created allows them to learn, adapt and memorize faster the content provided in the training session in a very similar way we do through experience. This feature is as useful for hard or soft skills, as employees are able to build experience in a safe environment, where their learning is controlled and where enough feedback is provided to upskill your workforce before they begin their real-job duties.

3. On-The-Job Tours With Embedded Triggers

Use VR trainings to let your employees take a tour of your facility so they can explore work stations and get to know their surroundings. These experiences are specially practical during the onboarding process of your staff. These VR tours with embedded triggers are also great for your staff to get familiar with the other employees, closing the gap between your workforce facilitates knowledge sharing and assimilation of the entire working process of your company.

4. Explore Personal Anecdotes That Set A Prime Example

Personal anecdotes are specially good for emotional engagment. However, using video e-learning or in person training has several major deficiencies, which can be basically summarized in distractors. Using VR you can develop anecdotes that immerse employees in the tale and allow them to see through a deeper perspective the narrators point of view. Image setting up a VR training about stress magament or conflict management, you can easily represent different alternatives to cope with them and ways to avoid conflict or solve it in the best way possible.

As you can see, VR training is a natural fit for Performance Management because it imparts experience in a safe environment without any danger to the mental and physical health. This approach is also proactive as it is possible to identify issues before they become workplace disasters that impact your human and financial assets.

Do you have any comments or would like to see some examples on how we have used VR trainings with other clients? Leave us a message to contact@medusadigital.com.