Metaverse covers everything from surreal RPGs, endless entertainment to the ultimate experience of online dating. Tech Town is talking about the applications of the metaverse that “non-tech people” can also see. Looking a little further, the covid-19 pandemic has transformed the traditional form of work to forms of remote work and hybrid work. People can work where they want – that’s what they’ve always wanted, but the problems of fatigue, loss of motivation from not being part of the work environment are the challenges here. Metaverse could be the logical answer to a new, more sustainable hybrid and remote working experience. Welcome to Tech Town’s article on an idea: Working remotely on the metaverse.
It’s not a completely new idea
While still sci-fi content to most people, metaverse enthusiasts have been able to change the way we work, socialize, entertain, and create.
Weiser, the founder of a translation startup, spends 25 to 35 hours a week working on the Oculus VR device at his home in Cincinnati. A VR app called “Immersed” lets him sync screens like computers and smartphones with his virtual world, keeping him from being distracted while working from home. The display is easily visible and can be changed to any size, he can also interact with the avatars of colleagues as far away as Argentina and Ireland.
The covid-19 pandemic has spurred remote working and leveraged technology to make it possible for teams to collaborate across different locations. Proponents of the metaverse argue that the virtual world will be the best medium, not only as a great form of communication, it will also create a real home office environment experience.
Metaverse and remote work
We assume that readers have seen the term teleworking or working online, working online… or even engaged in that type during the pandemic. Remote work refers to a company’s employees working from a location other than their centralized office, which could be their home, other than a coffee shop, in another country or anywhere. .
Imagine, we could give a presentation to our group in New York City, while sitting on the beach in Danang. Metaverse allows this scenario to take place in digital form through the avatars (avatars) of the participants. How does a business create a company-wide training session when their employees are geographically dispersed across continents? Now they can do this in a ‘surreal’ way. Metaverse allows everyone to participate in the immersive digital world created for specific purposes like this, we will see more great developments in the future. In short, the metaverse was born for remote work.
Visualize more specifically, how the metaverse gives us the working experience. Let’s consider together.
Personal virtual office
The current online working environment tends to focus on an important aspect of work, which is meeting or collaborating online, with limited time. However, as VR technology evolves (such as VR glasses that provide higher resolution images and are light and comfortable to wear all day), new workspaces will emerge. Next is a personal virtual office.
We will be able to step into the virtual room and arrange multiple screens suitable for the current task. At the same time, the keyboard as well as other real-life devices will synchronize with the VR platform and display in this virtual space. Meanwhile, users can still see the real-life environment (even wearing VR glasses) to define boundaries for virtual space. This feature transforms the virtual office from a pure VR experience to a mixed reality (MR) experience.
It shows that a new working model is emerging: A personal office in a hybrid virtual world that can be taken anywhere.
Great shared office
Personal virtual offices are great for people who like to work alone and need a lot of focus.
However, for many people, the workspace they use the most is the common space, which is a meeting room to share new ideas, work together to meet deadlines and congratulate the team on victory.
Now, we are used to being present in the office, the condition to meet all colleagues is that all of them must be present at the office. So the metaverse has killed that fact and replaced it with another reality, which is that we can enter the common room from anywhere.
It is possible to set up a digital plan of the office space including large desks, whiteboards and seating arrangements for each person. Once done, we can join the real or virtual meeting room. For example, a person is sitting in a real meeting room, he will wear VR glasses to see his colleagues sitting with him in the form of VR avatar. When he had to leave the company to go home, he only needed to put on the VR glasses to rejoin the virtual meeting room as an avatar.
All these features, plus other benefits of mixed reality environments, the line between the real and virtual worlds will disappear, meeting rooms and colleagues will be just… a gesture away from users. only
As we all know, the essence of AR is to integrate a layer of digital information/images into the real world. Today’s AR experiences are still happening on the phone screen (like the Pokemon Go game). However, in the next few years, we can get rid of these screens. Instead, we will wear glasses that project digital objects out into the real world. The most optimal glasses will not be as large, light and comfortable as normal eyeglasses.
In other words, we can project everything in the real world – the things we need for work like documents, devices, apps, and even colleagues – in virtual space, in a way that is completely attuned to the world. surrounding world. There will be no boundaries between physical and digital spaces, nor will collaboration in a common physical location.
These require many major advances in AR technology, including miniaturizing the technology to fit into a regular pair of glasses. We still haven’t reached that prospect. But technology is constantly advancing, a true virtual office is waiting for us. This will be a revolution in work style.
5 ways the metaverse will influence and support remote work
As the metaverse becomes more popular, we will start to see a significant increase in virtual teams. In essence, it’s groups of employees working together in the virtual world. Includes virtual meetings and virtual task assignments. This allows remote workers to be more productive by eliminating time-consuming distractions and reducing the load of travel burnout. More specifically, the effects of the metaverse on virtual groups are:
Encourage group cohesion
In theory, a company’s metaverse should ensure that the team stays united while working together to achieve common goals. Metaverse will also make team members feel like they’ve contributed to the group’s overall success. Often, individuals who are part of a cohesive team tend to focus more on their team, rather than themselves. From there, they are more motivated to work towards the team’s goals.
Improve team collaboration
Metaverse will allow remote workers to improve their communication and put an emphasis on teamwork. These digital environments will encourage the ability to innovate and achieve team goals in a more concise manner.
Working in the metaverse gives team members a sense of accomplishment as part of the team and not being lost – that’s an issue that teleworkers today have not yet solved.
Interact with customers remotely
Imagine we could invite customers from all over the world to our metaverse and interact with them. That breaks down the big barriers that employees sometimes have to overcome when dealing with customers. With metaverse, remote workers will be able to meet their customers in ways they never have before.
Enable virtual office environments and custom built ecosystems
Metaverse with the support of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will make working from home easier, similarly for employers. Virtual offices can mimic the real world or the existing corporate office setting. Leaders and employees can work to accomplish tasks, whether in the real world or in digital form. If employees want to work remotely and travel, the metaverse setup can be optimized to fit these needs.
Create virtual conferences and exhibitions
In-person trade shows will eventually be superseded by virtual conferences and exhibitions, due to its effectiveness and the fact that it will allow more people to participate. No matter where participants are, they can remotely access interactive network content directly on their computers or smart devices. This will take place in the metaverse. No need to travel, book a hotel or order food service. Just log into the metaverse and we can go anywhere.
Everything about the metaverse is so great, we can totally believe that new forms of work or even new job opportunities will happen one day. The only limitation on the metaverse is probably our imagination. Metaverse will continue to be built and developed from the ideas shared by us – who interact and use directly in the metaverse.
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