Work from home situations have become more and more popular as the technology industry continues to take-over the traditional workspace. Even without the push of the current pandemic, workspace situations were likely to move toward the work from home situation eventually.
However, we should keep in mind the rapid changes that the world of technology undergoes on a regular basis. The truth is that services like Zoom and Skype are great, but they probably are too limiting to use in the long haul as we settle into routines that involve working from home.
A meeting on a video conferencing platform is really not very different from a teleconference that people have been participating in for years. Interaction is limited and the more we participate in these types of meetings, the more evident the limitations of the video conference will become.
Virtual reality could quickly change the way that we work from home and soon. If you want to see the change happen more quickly you could make your own blog post in support of the movement for virtual reality in the workplace. In this article, we will explore how using virtual reality software could change the work-from-home lifestyle in a positive and permanent way.
What This Will Look Like
For the most part, people who experience virtual realities right now are avid gamers. Plenty of companies have built virtual reality devices that allow individuals to explore foreign worlds and meet strange species. However, developing a virtual reality that would allow co-workers to attend a meeting is not something that has been developed just yet.
However, it may not be long before the companies who have been building virtual reality technology for the future jump on the opportunity that the recent pandemic has afforded them. Using VR technology, companies could theoretically hold conferences remotely within a virtual setting of their actual conference room.
With a regular video conferencing experience, meetings are not always easy to follow. There is no clear leader as everyone is positioned randomly on the screen. In many cases, you cannot even see all of the people who are present for a meeting at once anyway.
On the other hand, through VR the lead person could easily situate themselves at a podium, or at the head of a table. Further, you would be able to see each of the people who were in the physical space just by looking around to see who all has made it to the meeting.
Further, VR experiences make it far easier to tune out all of the distractions that surround you in your home. Headsets remove excess noise and the fact that you see the workplace conference room rather than your television set in the living room, makes it even easier to delve into the world of the virtual reality you live in.
VR could make a positive change in the way that people work from home in the not-so-distant future. This change could really help us to maintain social distancing for longer periods of time in the event of a second wind of illness.