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Revolutionize Human Skills Training Using Immersive VR Technology

Article | October 1, 2023

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In recent years, VR (Virtual Reality) technology has revolutionized the way we learn and develop our soft skills, or as we prefer to call them ‘human’ skills. VR offers an immersive and interactive experience to training that can’t be matched by traditional methods. With the help of VR, we can take training, especially diversity, equity, inclusion and leadership skills, to the next level and make it more accessible, enjoyable, and effective for everyone. People Tech Revolution (PTRVR) is leading the charge with our Immersive VR Library, making human skills training more accessible and engaging than ever before.


The Benefits of VR Technology for DEI Training

VR training offers a highly engaging and immersive learning experience. By placing learners in realistic virtual environments, VR simulates real-world scenarios, allowing them to practice and refine their communication skills in a safe and controlled setting. Research conducted by PwC in 2020 found that participants in VR training were: 4 times faster to train, 275% more confident to apply their skills, 3.75 times more emotionally connected to the content and 4 times more focused than their e-learning peers.


VR technology allows learners to develop empathy and emotional intelligence. For example, by placing them in situations where they must interact with people of different backgrounds, cultures, or abilities, learners can gain a better understanding of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) and develop skills to build inclusive environments. Moreover, VR technology offers the opportunity to practice and learn human skills in a cost-effective and scalable way, regardless of learners’ physical locations or the complexity of the task at hand. As a result, VR technology is becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of industries, from healthcare to retail and hospitality. However, not all VR solutions are created equal, and that’s where PTR VR comes in.


Why PTR is Leading the Way

Our VR integrates people’s lived-experience to create VR that’s grounded in real life. The scenarios range from short easy-to-use experiences to replayable practice conversations and longer empathy and perspective-taking experiences. At People Tech Revolution, we also place a strong emphasis on diversity and inclusion in our VR training. Our modules address a variety of topics such as unconscious bias, cultural competency, and LGBTQ+ awareness. We believe that by exposing individuals to different perspectives, they will be better equipped to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds. Our library of VR modules provides an engaging and safe space for learners to practice their soft skills without the fear of real-world consequences.


How Our VR Library Enhances Skills Development

By using our VR technology, organizations can save time and resources while providing high-quality human skills training that is proven to be effective. Our VR solutions provide a scalable and flexible option that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, and at any time. With our VR solutions, employees can practice challenging situations in a safe and controlled environment, increasing their confidence and reducing their anxiety levels. Our library of VR modules covers a wide range of human skills, from communication and leadership to teamwork and problem-solving. Each module is designed to provide a realistic and engaging experience, immersing users in scenarios that reflect real-life situations. Users can learn from their mistakes and receive instant feedback, improving their skills and building their knowledge base.

Our VR technology can also be customized to fit the needs of any organization. Our team works closely with clients to create customized training modules that align with their specific needs and goals. We can also create new modules from scratch, ensuring that organizations receive a solution that is tailored to their unique needs.

In addition to being customizable, our VR technology is also highly interactive and engaging. The immersive nature of VR means that users are fully engaged and invested in the training process. This level of engagement translates into higher retention rates and better outcomes for learners.


Success Stories: Real-Life Results from Using Our VR Technology

People Tech Revolution worked with Mater, a leading Australian private hospital conglomerate to conduct a pilot study to enhance the effectiveness of their “Speaking with Good Judgement” (SWGJ) program using virtual reality (VR) technology. The objective was to create a safe and immersive learning environment for employees to practice challenging conversations and feedback skills. The use of branched scenarios in VR allowed learners to explore multiple outcomes and consequences, leading to a deeper understanding of SWGJ concepts.

The VR scenarios were co-designed by experts from Mater Education, People Tech Revolution, SWGJ team leads, and the Centre for Medical Simulation. The aim was to create realistic, engaging, and interactive scenarios. The VR program was delivered to over 60 participants face-to-face across different Mater campuses, and a workshop was held to train SWGJ facilitators on the technology.

Feedback from the pilot study indicated that VR technology significantly enhanced the learning experience, concentration levels, engagement, and enjoyment of participants. Results showed that the majority of participants experienced increased concentration, found the scenarios more engaging than traditional face-to-face delivery, and expressed overall enjoyment.

Our library of VR modules includes a wide range of soft skills topics such as communication, leadership, conflict resolution, and customer service. Each module is designed to create a realistic and immersive experience, allowing participants to practice their skills in a safe and controlled environment.


The Future of Soft Skills Training with People Tech Revolution’s VR Solutions

By using our VR technology, organizations can save time and resources while providing high-quality human skills training that is proven to be effective. Our VR solutions provide a scalable and flexible option that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, and at any time. At People Tech Revolution, we are committed to transforming the human skills training landscape by providing immersive, engaging, and effective VR solutions. Our VR library of modules is designed to cater to various industries and business needs, providing a tailored approach to soft skills development. Moreover, our VR technology is versatile and can be used in a variety of training scenarios, from conflict resolution to customer service.

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