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Using Virtual Reality to Boost Employees’ People Skills

 

Featuring Scott Likens, a principal and the U.S. emerging technology leader at PwC.

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | Noon - 1:00 PM US ET

 
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM US Central
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM US Mountain
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM US Pacific
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM GMT
 
 
FEATURED SPEAKER
 
 
Scott Likens
 
 
 
Sponsored by Oculus
 
 
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Employers are confronting a looming challenge: many employees—especially managers—need to upgrade their skills, but in-person training may not be viable for the foreseeable future. In light of this constraint, what can companies do to improve employees’ skills?

To find out, PwC conducted a study to evaluate the benefits and costs of three forms of training: 1) traditional in-person classroom training; 2) online e-learning; and 3) virtual reality.

Until recently, virtual reality had been used for skills simulation training, such as safety procedures and equipment operation and maintenance. Industries using VR for this type of training have seen improvements in process efficiency. However, little research has been conducted on the value of using virtual reality for training in leadership and other soft skills.

On December 1, in a live HBR video webinar, PwC’s Scott Likens will share findings and research about ways that companies can help employees develop new skills for this new world using VR. Likens will discuss:

  • The potential for VR training to improve managers’ confidence, emotional connection, and focus
  • Why managers who participated in “V-learning” prefer it to traditional training
  • Why V-learning can be faster, more efficient, and more cost effective

PwC’s research among its own managers shows the tremendous promise for VR training to improve leadership capabilities and other soft skills.

To learn more about how virtual reality can transform your organization’s training, join Scott Likens and HBR on December 1.

 

 

 
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