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A new survey on corporate skills training forecasts that a lot more companies will try doing it using virtual reality environments in the next two years.
The human resources advisory firm Future Workplace and Mursion, which provides VR simulations, commissioned a survey of more than 300 corporate learning leaders in organizations with at least 1,000 employees. The focus was on those highly prized, sometimes hard to define “soft skills” like communications and collaboration, and how VR sims could help with training in areas such as leadership, HR, sales and customer service.
The resulting report, “VR Changes the Game for Soft Skills Training,” projects that 72 percent of the survey respondents will have tried VR simulations by 2022, more than twice the 35 percent that say they’re using it today. Another 20 percent don’t have any plans, and 8 percent aren’t sure.
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