Many businesses are embracing technology today. They’re open to any possibility that will help ease the struggle with working from home as the COVID-19 pandemic goes on. And one of the most popular technologies that are prevailing right now is virtual technology or VR.
VR technology is becoming more popular in various industries. In fact, it’s even known to save some businesses. Its innovation has helped them serve their customers in a much easier way while remaining safe from the coronavirus. And it also helped them maintain workplace morale while working from home. These are three industries that VR technology has impacted.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many trends. One of them is virtual househunting. Despite the dire effects of the pandemic, real estate has picked itself up and is experiencing a boom in some key areas around the country. Sales of houses in the suburbs and vacation homes in faraway places have been booming. Some interested buyers and renters are becoming more interested in apartments in the city after prices and rental fees went down.
But because of the dangers of the coronavirus, real estate firms have to get creative to serve their clients. This is why they embraced VR technology. Through it, interested buyers can tour the houses without ever having to leave their couches. Because of the guarantee of safety of virtual househunting, many realtors can make sales even if the world is still in the middle of the pandemic.
Social distancing is one of the tenets of combatting the dangers of the coronavirus. It’s been practiced throughout our history with different plagues and pandemics. It has proven its positive impact on a community’s health safety in the face of such adversities.
This is why mass gathering in public places is strongly prohibited. But this order from the government has affected the events and tradeshow industry. Forget about attending music festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. Forget as well about Comic-Con and South by Southwest (SXSW).
Such major events bring people enjoyment and thrill. And it gives artists and businesses a chance to showcase the value of their work. So the events and tradeshow industries found a way to work around the lockdown restrictions through VR technology. Through it, people can attend some major events while remaining safe from the coronavirus at home.
Following the stay-at-home orders, about 90 percent of the workers in the financial industry started working from home. Unlike the real estate, events, and tradeshow industries, the financial industry doesn’t rely heavily on its interactions with the public. Most of the time, they can do their work with just one computer wherever they are. But that doesn’t mean that the industry isn’t struggling as well.
Conferences via Zoom or other platforms for virtual meetings can get tiring after some time. Many financial firms turned to VR tech to help their employees cope better with the remote working setup. This has helped the employees feel more alive as they go through the motions of their day at work. They may not be physically in the office. But it sure feels like it with VR technology.
It’s been a few months since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Workers have had an ample amount of time to get used to the work-from-home setup. Some of them are getting along smoothly. In fact, many are even enjoying remote working. They’re able to feel more productive and accomplished. Unfortunately, some are still not used to remote working. They feel the loss of physically being in the office. They are missing the natural and easy workplace camaraderie that’s very hard to maintain with online interactions.
It’s a good thing that VR technology is here to help businesses survive, and workers get used to working from home.