How Accenture Uses Virtual Reality to Onboard Employees and More | i4cp Productivity Blog

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I recently shared a post about a Harvard Business Review article, How the Metaverse Could Change Work, that described how the metaverse will reshape the world of work in at least four significant ways. The metaverse is generally regarded as a network of 3-D virtual worlds where people can interact, do business, and forge social connections through their virtual avatars, regardless of their geographical location; it has been described as a virtual reality version of today’s internet. The metaverse has the potential to transform how HR delivers value in various areas, ranging from learning and development to the onboarding of talent. And although experts say the metaverse is still many years away, firms have been experimenting with it and its related components. This article by i4cp summarizes how Accenture is using virtual reality and the metaverse in the context of work. As noted in the article, Accenture’s innovative solution to onboarding was to create a digital new hire campus named One Accenture Park. Additional spaces include digital twins of many of Accenture’s physical offices, as well as an area dubbed “Nth Floor,” which is a virtual water cooler space where Accenture employees meet-up and hang out. The firm also uses VR to hold digital company events in various 3D spaces. Besides the article, i4cp has made available a 60-minute video discussion with Allison Horn, Executive Director, Global Head of Talent, and John Goodyer, Global Talent Capability Lead, of Accenture—where they describe how they’ve implemented these practices at the firm.

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