Key Takeaways

  • Studies show that hybrid setups are more efficient than traditional office environments.

  • VR can enhance a hybrid working environment by providing the best of both worlds.

  • Employees can enjoy the flexibility and comfort of working from home, while still having access to the collaboration and communication abilities of an office setting.

As businesses strive to find the most efficient way to manage their resources, hybrid work environments are becoming more and more popular. By incorporating VR technologies into these hybrid setups, employees can take advantage of the best of both worlds – the flexibility and comfort of working from home, with the collaboration and communication abilities of an office setting.

What are the benefits of hybrid working?

Hybrid work environments offer several benefits for both employers and employees. For employers, hybrid setups can help to save on office space and equipment costs, while employees gain the flexibility to work from home when needed.

A recent report by Owl Labs, shows some fascinating insights into how businesses with a hybrid working strategy are seeing benefits:

  • 90% of respondents say they are at the same productivity level — or higher — working from home compared to the office.
  • Remote and hybrid employees were 22% happier than workers in an onsite office environment and stayed in their jobs longer.
  • Working from home can lead to a better work/life balance and improve the physical and mental well-being of employees.

How can VR be used in a hybrid work environment?

Virtual reality has been commonly used in hybrid work environments for two purposes;

  • Collaborative environments

For example, virtual reality can be used to create virtual meeting spaces that allow employees to collaborate and communicate with each other from anywhere in the world. This can be especially useful for businesses that have employees located in different parts of the globe.

VR can also be used to create virtual workspaces that allow employees to work from home in a more comfortable and familiar environment. This can be helpful for employees who are not used to working in an office setting, or who need to take care of young children or elderly relatives during the day.

In the video below, you can see an example of a collaborative environment built using our VisionxR framework to allow employees to work on an engine prototype remotely using either a VR/AR headset, desktop, tablet or mobile device.

  • Immersive training

Virtual reality can also be used to simulate physical locations and scenarios. When operating a hybrid working model, there may be times where it is simply not feasible to bring employees to a site for training but you need to find the next best thing.

By taking advantage of immersive environments, learners are engaged at a level that is simply not possible with traditional remote learning methods. In VR, learners are less distracted and more mentally engaged, leading to longer knowledge retention and better return on investment for employers.
Overall, VR can be a valuable tool for businesses that want to create a hybrid work environment.

The future of hybrid working and VR

The future of hybrid working and VR looks bright. With the increasing popularity of hybrid work setups, and the advancements being made in immersive technologies, it is likely that more businesses will begin to experiment with hybrid working arrangements. VR is also poised to play a significant role in the training and development of employees. We can expect to see more businesses using VR to create training simulations and to provide employees with virtual learning experiences.

Key Takeaways

  • Studies show that hybrid setups are more efficient than traditional office environments.

  • VR can enhance a hybrid working environment by providing the best of both worlds.

  • Employees can enjoy the flexibility and comfort of working from home, while still having access to the collaboration and communication abilities of an office setting.

As businesses strive to find the most efficient way to manage their resources, hybrid work environments are becoming more and more popular. By incorporating VR technologies into these hybrid setups, employees can take advantage of the best of both worlds – the flexibility and comfort of working from home, with the collaboration and communication abilities of an office setting.

What are the benefits of hybrid working?

Hybrid work environments offer several benefits for both employers and employees. For employers, hybrid setups can help to save on office space and equipment costs, while employees gain the flexibility to work from home when needed.

A recent report by Owl Labs, shows some fascinating insights into how businesses with a hybrid working strategy are seeing benefits:

  • 90% of respondents say they are at the same productivity level — or higher — working from home compared to the office.
  • Remote and hybrid employees were 22% happier than workers in an onsite office environment and stayed in their jobs longer.
  • Working from home can lead to a better work/life balance and improve the physical and mental well-being of employees.

How can VR be used in a hybrid work environment?

Virtual reality has been commonly used in hybrid work environments for two purposes;

  • Collaborative environments

For example, virtual reality can be used to create virtual meeting spaces that allow employees to collaborate and communicate with each other from anywhere in the world. This can be especially useful for businesses that have employees located in different parts of the globe.

VR can also be used to create virtual workspaces that allow employees to work from home in a more comfortable and familiar environment. This can be helpful for employees who are not used to working in an office setting, or who need to take care of young children or elderly relatives during the day.

In the video below, you can see an example of a collaborative environment built using our VisionxR framework to allow employees to work on an engine prototype remotely using either a VR/AR headset, desktop, tablet or mobile device.

  • Immersive training

Virtual reality can also be used to simulate physical locations and scenarios. When operating a hybrid working model, there may be times where it is simply not feasible to bring employees to a site for training but you need to find the next best thing.

By taking advantage of immersive environments, learners are engaged at a level that is simply not possible with traditional remote learning methods. In VR, learners are less distracted and more mentally engaged, leading to longer knowledge retention and better return on investment for employers.
Overall, VR can be a valuable tool for businesses that want to create a hybrid work environment.

The future of hybrid working and VR

The future of hybrid working and VR looks bright. With the increasing popularity of hybrid work setups, and the advancements being made in immersive technologies, it is likely that more businesses will begin to experiment with hybrid working arrangements. VR is also poised to play a significant role in the training and development of employees. We can expect to see more businesses using VR to create training simulations and to provide employees with virtual learning experiences.

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