Virtual Reality Soft Skills Training
Leadership Development Using Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality training isn’t just for health and safety and industrial training, it can also be used to develop important soft skills like leadership.
Having developed leadership programmes before the advent of VR we are able to see clearly how these skills can be developed using this technology and genuinely add value and something new to leadership development.
Virtual reality allows us to challenge and develop your leaders in completely new ways, scenarios and situations that are impossible to create in the real world.
It also enables us to ensure that everyone leads and not the “usual suspects” by taking advantage of the way virtual reality works. This way everyone gets to develop their leadership “muscles” and potential with VR letting us level the leadership playing field.
If you would like to discuss how VR based leadership programmes can help develop these important skills in your organisation then get in touch and we will be pleased to discuss how a programme can be developed for your organisation.
Team Building Using Virtual Reality
VR is well suited to team building, we can control groups much more subtly and also manipulate team dynamics in real time to challenge teams in different ways depending on their development needs.
Teams can also be forced to work together as VR can be used to create lots of interdependencies, which in turn challenge your teams to collaborate quickly and effectively.
As VR is extremely engaging there are no problems with getting everyone involved. As opposed to some traditional training methods where you might have to “imagine” scenes like a river, with VR you can create stimulating, intimidating and challenging environments that triggers the same physiological responses as real world stimuli.
Communication Development Using Virtual Reality
VR can support development of this area in a number of interesting ways, in VR group activities we can force people to communicate in different ways that may not suit their normal preferences, forcing people to use more precise language or adapting their communication style to suit the other team members.
VR can therefore help team members understand their own communication preferences and the impact that has on each other in the team.
Useful for when they go back into the real world.
Problem Solving Using Virtual Reality
VR can also help your teams look at their current problem solving approaches, how do they start to work on a group task? What is their strategy? What happens when it requires adapting?
Virtual reality can help teams unpick what they do when they start a new task, how do individual members contribute and in what way.
A variety of problems can be created in VR to test general problem solving skills or sector specific and relevant issues to your organisation can be created for a problem solving simulation on a real world issue that impacts your operation.
Support and Resources for your VR training programmes
VRE have significant hardware and technical resources, we can provide VR hire and long term VR leasing for any VR training you implement. In addition our teams can run all your VR training sessions and programmes or we can help you train and resource your own staff to run your VR training internally.