By leveraging augmented reality (AR) for remote collaboration, businesses can effectively communicate with every member of their organization as if they are in the same room.
Remote working is on the rise. And why not, it offers various benefits to both employees and employers. According to a study, remote workers are more productive than their office counterparts. But deploying a remote workforce is not that simple as it sounds. The success of a remote workforce depends on how well employers are able to manage and collaborate with their employees. Real-time collaboration is a must if employers want to have a fully-functional remote workforce. Various technologies have reinvented remote collaboration, but AR can transform it in a way that no other technology has been able to. Businesses can leverage AR for remote collaboration enhancement, making people feel as if they are communicating from a single room.
Why Use AR for Remote Collaboration?
AR is an immersive technology that can create a replica of any team member of the remote workforce. This can help merge the office’s culture and at remote locations’ comfort.
Enhanced Project Management
Planning and discussing projects is a hectic task for remote organizations. They have to ensure that every team member has understood what they are trying to convey. And video conferencing or screen sharing apps cannot help businesses achieve that. With the help of AR, every member of a team will be on the same page while discussing different projects. Also, managers and business leaders who are discussing the projects can view the facial expressions of team members in real-time and detect if any member is having trouble understanding the details of projects. AR will also help the remote workforce to visualize the progress on projects and share their ideas visually with every other member of the team.
Real-Time Remote Assistance
With AR, every member of the remote workforce will be able to visually collaborate with each other in real-time. This will help team leaders and managers to understand specific queries of employees on a particular task or project. AR can provide hands-free guidance. And this will help employees to seek real-time remote guidance and assistance from their team members and leaders. Getting real-time guidance will minimize errors from the employees’ side and improve their productivity.
Seamless Collaborative Learning
An increasing number of millennials are joining the gig economy and employers are also hiring employees on contracts for various jobs. Technologies like AI can be a key enabler for collaborative learning for students. But they might fall short for businesses who want to train their employees not only for tasks but also for the company’s ethics and guidelines. AR can help employers to visually train new contract hires so that they can learn the tasks they have to complete for organizations. And they can also learn about the culture and ethics various organizations follow in their daily routine.
By leveraging AR for remote collaboration, businesses and employees can transform any room into a workplace. And with this comfort and convenience of feeling like at the workplace despite being at home will enhance workers’ productivity. It will also reduce various cost expenses for businesses like office rents and energy costs. Whether it’s enhanced productivity or reduced costs, in the end, it will bring profit to businesses and increase their revenue.