We’ve long realized using virtual reality in healthcare training has positive benefits over traditional methods. Taking experienced professionals away from treating patients in order to train students is expensive and impacts on patient care. The alternatives of learning from text-books and watching videos don’t offer the hands-on experience needed to hone psychomotor skills.
While vital to run a successful business operation, training an employee costs a company a lot of time, effort, and money. Hands-on training requires an expert in the task, which takes time out of their working day. In more lackluster cases, new employees may have to watch an instructive video or, worse yet, simply read about the task they will perform. They are forced, in these ways, to imagine what the experience will be like without actually doing it. This can lead to false interpretations and a lack of confidence.
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Let us quickly talk about employee training in general. If we're honest, I guess everyone can think of a boring training class with a Powerpoint that doesn't want to end. To be forced to take part in a training, regardless of the current workflow, can be frustrating. If the instructor doesn't relate to the participants' needs and can't change the behaviour at the end, the whole effort was pointless and cost intensive.
Virtual Reality (VR) has opened up a new world of opportunities for businesses. Thanks to the dramatically improved availability of VR technology, as well as its decreased expense to implement, businesses are finding new ways to take full advantage of everything that VR training tools have to offer.