So, what are practical things to consider if you want to implement virtual reality training in your own organization?
1. Data, privacy and security
Arguably the thing you’d want to ensure is that you’re building the technical training on an XR platform that offers cloud-based storage and a high level of security to protect your data. Because keeping company and employee information private is mission critical, a platform built on enterprise grade cloud infrastructure like Microsoft Azure is an absolute must. You’ll also want to make sure that it has multi-user capability for team-based collaboration.
2. The right assets
What’s equally important is that you possess the required assets to put together a proper virtual reality training experience. That involves digital files like images, 3D models, blueprints, procedures and visual guides that can form the basis of your technical training. Alternatively, some of these assets can be made from scratch with our support.
3. A solid team
Build the right internal support for a project of this scope. Because XR has only recently popped up on most companies’ radar, it often requires a robust effort to pass it through the organization. You’ll want to have a roster of training coordinators, operations experts, IT support and an executive sponsor who can put their combined weight behind the feasibility of such a project. And most importantly, there must be a project lead who can champion it throughout the organization.
4. An activation plan
Last but certainly not least, you’ll want to devise a thorough activation plan to account for all the necessary steps needed for such an undertaking – such as building, designing and testing – to ensure that the iterative part of the implementation process goes smoothly. Of course, this is where you can get ample assistance from XR industry professionals, who will guide you toward the most effective activation.
If these action points are taken, chances are you’ll have a really solid foundation for your virtual reality training and reach your goals in time. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.