With the rise of new technologies, companies have realized that training and learning for employees throughout their working lives are strategic.
Today, learning teams have access to a wide range of solutions to train employees better and faster. The latest solution is the use of Virtual Reality, more commonly known as Immersive Learning. The use of this technology makes it possible to combine theoretical content and practical exercises to provide learners with real-life situations.
In this article, we reveal 4 signs that you need to integrate Immersive Learning into your training sessions.
Some of your employees and managers seem far removed from reality in the field.
Life in a large group can quickly get busy with meetings and project preparation.
Caught up in their day-to-day obligations and hampered by logistical constraints, managers often lose touch with reality in the field after some time on the job.
How long has it been since they’ve interviewed a customer, visited a store or an R&D center?
Virtual reality makes it possible to “teleport” managers and put them in situations that bring them closer to their core business.
Your new arrivals are slow to visit your company’s landmarks
A new employee’s commitment is built on his or her ability to embrace a company’s values by seeing them “embodied”.
What better way to immerse yourself in a company’s culture than by visiting a factory, meeting with a sales representative or analyzing a consumer’s behavior in a store?
Numerous constraints can make this impossible: time, cost, geographical distance, scheduling problems, etc.
Virtual Reality enables you to show your factory in Brazil to a new employee in Paris, or your new account manager to take part in a customer meeting, and repeat the viewings to get to grips with the sales pitch more quickly.
Immersive Learning can be used in a wide variety of ways to fully integrate your new arrivals. A special effort must be made at the onboarding stage. But the longer it takes to introduce people to the company and its wealth of resources, the slower it will take to build commitment.
Safety rules are ignored and the number of incidents is not significantly reduced
Sometimes, despite a training program, safety rules are not respected.
You’ll notice a repetition of risky behavior and a lack of knowledge of evacuation rules, especially when teams change regularly.
All these factors can lead to an increase in incidents, many of which are avoidable. Immersive Learning is a new, innovative format for engaging learners, creating strong motivation to learn and offering a lively format.
Employees are therefore exposed to situations that they will be ready to face if they arise in “real life”.
Practical exercises in your training courses are difficult to set up
In some cases, “learning by doing” is difficult to implement. It’s not easy to move all the employees, for example.
But there’s also preparation for special events, such as dealing with disgruntled users during a strike. Some rail or air transport companies call on actors to play the role of unhappy customers who are difficult to deal with. The logistical constraint is obvious, as is a possible lack of realism that can reduce the impact of training.
Virtual Reality makes it possible to recreate a multitude of situations, with a very strong feeling, giving learners the right to make mistakes, at a very low logistical cost.
If one of these situations applies to you, discuss the issues with your training managers.
Immersive Learning has been proving its effectiveness for several years now. In fact, the combination of virtual reality and interaction results in a 100% attention rate. Gamification and hands-on experience boost engagement on average 5 times more than other formats.
This methodology does not replace your usual sessions, but enriches your training offer with risk-free practice. Immersive Learning modules can be used in face-to-face sessions, in small group sessions, as self-service corners, or at home.
Now it’s your turn to enrich your training sessions with Immersive Learning!