Virtual Reality is one of the strongest tools for team-building, no matter the size of the group. But, before tackling the "How?" of using VR for team-building, it's best to answer the "Why?": what value can our Virtual Reality experiences bring to your team?
Team-building exercises are a valuable asset in improving efficiency in the work place - research proves it. A study by the University of Central Florida shows overall positive trends among teams in goal setting, interpersonal relations, and problem solving following team-building activities. However, similar research published by Citrix reveals that almost fifty percent of employees strongly dislike participating in these team-building exercises. Virtual Reality provides a solution to this problem, by integrating technology and entertainment without sacrificing popular team-building values. Using Virtual Reality helps promote both a social environment while also improving team chemistry and communication through unique and innovative exercises; four of our most popular team-building focused exercises are reviewed below, each with a specific focus on a key skill for improving workplace productivity.
1. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
"In Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, one player is trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb they must defuse. The other players are the "Experts" who must give the instructions to defuse the bomb by deciphering the information found in the Bomb Defusal Manual. But there's a catch: the Experts can't see the bomb, so everyone will need to talk it out - fast!"
2. Tilt Brush
"Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless."
3. Richie's Plank Experience
"You're on a plank, 80 stories high. Knees shaky, palms sweaty. You have a choice. Do you walk or do you freeze? Richie's Plank is the only experience that lets you clone real-world objects into the virtual world for added immersion."
4. The Lab
"Set in a pocket universe of Aperture Science, The Lab offers a wide range of ways to enjoy VR, all in one application. Unique games and experiences challenge users both to explore new worlds, and compete against one another for high scores."