In some of our previous blog posts, we listed ways that Virtual Reality can promote team building activities through the content that is currently available. It’s the time of year to start brainstorming and planning corporate event ideas, and if you’ve already done the usual activities like go-karting, axe throwing, bowling, or simply just a dinner at a restaurant, you might want to consider Virtual Reality for your next office party or corporate event.
The Future of Team Building
We’ve now officially made it to 2018, and although we still don’t have flying cars, the future of technology is looking bright, especially for VR. But before our cars fly, or before we can use a hologram to attend a remote office meeting, let’s take a look at why VR is hotter than ever, and how the future of team building activities within it are looking great.
If I asked you what Virtual Reality meant to you a couple years ago, I’m sure you’d have a very different answer today, no matter what the extent of your VR knowledge is. Last year, Fortune predicted that over 200 million VR headsets will be sold by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate of 142%. Simply put, I think it’s safe to say that VR is steadily growing in popularity. However, many people still have not even tried VR yet, which makes it a new and exciting medium. If you don’t know what exactly VR is yet, I suggest reading our previous blog post here to give you a bit of an introduction.
One of the great things about VR is the wide range of content that is available, especially for multiplayer games that facilitate team building. No matter what your ‘gaming’ experience is, there are so many different activities that promote cooperation to achieve goals – whether it being as simple and realistic as teaming up in a paintball round to best your opponents, or something a bit more fantastical like coordinating with others to defend your castle from a bunch of blue trolls (yes, this is a real game, and it’s awesome). Or perhaps zombies are more your thing? Survive the apocalypse with help from your teammates in Arizona Sunshine – one of the best team building games currently available.
As technology continues to grow, so does the content. Since new games and updates are constantly being released, there is always something available to suit your taste. Want to see the world without the hassle and costs of flying? Google Earth VR can help you do that. Can’t decide if you’d rather go bowling, play ping pong, do a round of laser tag or shoot robots? No problem. With Virtual Reality, you can try all of these activities in one place, all while communicating with your coworkers in the stations right next to you thanks to built-in microphones on the headsets.
The future of team building activities is bright in virtual reality, and as VR is starting to gain greater adoption, now is the perfect time to jump in and see what everyone is talking about. Expose yourself to the potentials of this wonderful new technology, learn about the medium, and explore how it may be able to transform to your own workspace in the near future.
In summation, nothing promotes communication more than having to work together to stave off zombies or convey the location of your opponents with other teammates to win a round of paintball (minus the pain of actually getting hit by a paintball). And the best part about virtual reality is that you can do this all in one fun, social setting, suitable for people of all ages.
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