The workplace is evolving more than ever, and as proactive participants in the modernisation of workplace design, ACS are committed to helping organisations move with the times.

In our increasingly digital world, more and more businesses are finding ways to benefit from virtual reality technology. No longer a niche product, the applications of VR now span much wider than just the gaming industry.

So, how will businesses benefit from the introduction of VR in everyday use?

Advanced Communications

While the vast majority are thrilled with our new, flexible working lives, we’ve also all experienced the frustration of connecting with colleagues via lagging video chats or poor phone connection. Telecommunication solutions are evolving massively, but could VR be the next step in the world of remote working? By introducing VR, we could see virtual meetings and remote communications take on a new, more personal level by virtually “attending” the office.

Ecommerce applications

Many businesses could benefit from VR on an ecommerce level. But one of the more notable is online shopping. The ability to virtually preview a product (whether it be clothes on yourself or furniture in your home) could hugely improve customer experiences and drive online sales.
But let’s not forget the real estate & holiday industries. There’s a huge opportunity to apply VR to online house viewing or accommodation bookings, with the ability to view homes and rooms as if you’re already there.

Improved Customer Loyalty

VR will offer the opportunity to give customers a more immersive experience. This could be especially beneficial for businesses that have a brand to sell, giving them the chance to invite customers through the door virtually. With an audience that feels able to participate, this build trust and loyalty, bridging the gap between brand and customer.

Virtual Recruitment & HR

VR could offer HR departments & companies to be fully remote, whilst still providing more personal interactions. This is especially true of recruitment processes. Not only could virtual interviews become much more in-depth and personal, but the questions and tasks that we give prospective employees could reach new levels. For example, using VR to put interviewees in a virtual situation for them to respond to, rather than simply asking a situational question.

Education & Training

Online education is becoming more and more common. Whether it be college or university courses, virtual learning experiences could be enhanced by VR. It’s not only schools that can benefit either – on-the-job training could also see huge improvements. With companies able to facilitate more learning opportunities on a virtual level, staff can receive better remote training, develop their skills, and build workplace relationships.

New Levels of Entertainment

The entertainment industry is perhaps one of the most obvious that will benefit from VR. A new, in-depth, 3D perspective will give film a whole new meaning. But more than just movies & TV, VR will give people the opportunity to virtually attend sporting events, concerts and more.
For businesses, this could mean a wider selection of employee rewards and incentives, or even virtual workplace “outings”.

Contact ACS today to discuss how VR could be the next step for your business.