Digital transformation is increasing the urgency to re-skill or up-skill employees to thrive in a rapidly evolving workplace. But professional development programs are often left behind in technology-driven transformation initiatives. Now, however, organizations are discovering the use of virtual reality (VR) for a wide variety of soft-skills training, such as improving sales pitches or becoming a better manager.
When learning soft skills, confidence is a key driver to success, and VR is delivering in that regard. A PwC study on the use of VR in soft skills training found that learners trained in VR were 275% more confident to act on what they learned after training, which was a 40% improvement over similar classroom training and a 35% improvement over e-learning methods.