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2024

2024

It was a remarkable year for OWNIT. After building and shaving for three years, we came to the point where customers found us, and we made a steady grow of new business. It was a year of meeting new people again, who contributed to our services. And the most we learn...

Virtual role-playing transforms soft skills training

Virtual role-playing transforms soft skills training

In the realm of professional development, there has always been significant reluctance towards role-playing, especially when conducted in groups. The pressure of being observed while attempting to train a skill makes it an exceedingly discouraging experience for many....

Role-playing 4x Faster with Virtual Reality

Role-playing 4x Faster with Virtual Reality

Role-playing in Virtual Reality (VR) is 4x faster than traditional role-playing in a classroom training setting. In this article, we describe the benefits of role-playing in VR versus traditional role-playing. Besides being 4x faster, it also gives participants much...

OWNIT. chooses Warp VR as  preferred supplier

OWNIT. chooses Warp VR as preferred supplier

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world, the demand for employees with strong soft skills is on the rise. To meet this growing need, we embarked on a mission to innovate training and maximize the impact of  learning programs. At the heart of our groundbreaking...

The Advantages of Soft Skill Training in Virtual Reality

The Advantages of Soft Skill Training in Virtual Reality

In today's rapidly evolving professional landscape, technical skills alone are no longer sufficient for success. Soft skills, encompassing interpersonal communication, teamwork, adaptability, and leadership, have become paramount in the modern workplace. Recognizing...

How to get better at the things you care about

How to get better at the things you care about

Most people strive to do their best in life, whether it's in their work, family, school, or anything else. However, many eventually realize that they aren't getting significantly better at the things they care about most, despite their hard work. This TED talk...

The changing role of the IT professional

The changing role of the IT professional

The changing role of IT professionals requires a different approach to their professional development. According to various sources, the role of IT professionals is undergoing significant changes. A summary of several studies indicates the following: 1. There is a...

Role-playing during group training has little to no effect

Role-playing during group training has little to no effect

You go to a training and fear the roll-playing you will likely have to undergo.  You are in a training and invited to participate in a roll-playing exercise. You think to yourself, "I will show that I already have a good grasp of this."  Sound familiar? On the whole,...

How VR is changing education

How VR is changing education

MBA GradschoolAuthor James McKenna A deep dive into OWNIT training In the past few years, we’ve heard a lot about the potential of virtual reality in the academic space and how it will shape things in the future. But, VR company OWNIT has shown that it’s already a...

How Companies Are Using VR to Develop Employees’ Soft Skills

How Companies Are Using VR to Develop Employees’ Soft Skills

Jeanne C. Meister | Harvard Business Review | Soft skills such as conflict resolution, teamwork, and leadership are more important than ever — but they can be tricky for employees to develop, especially as remote work makes many traditional training programs untenable. Without access to in-person education, what can businesses do to help their people develop these vital skills?

Is VR the Future of Corporate Training?

Is VR the Future of Corporate Training?

Jeremy Bailenson | Harvard Business Review | VR is increasingly being used to help train employees to do their jobs. Over the past year, especially, the Covid-19 pandemic has precipitated the need for virtual training applications. For example, VR is being used to train employees in “soft skills” to improve customer service and managerial skills.

Linked in workplace learning report

Linked in workplace learning report

The short shelf life of skills and a tightening labor market are giving rise to a multitude of skill gaps. Businesses are fighting to stay ahead of the curve, trying to hold onto their best talent and struggling to fill key positions. Individuals are conscious of staying relevant in the age of automation.

What does virtual reality and the metaverse mean for training?

What does virtual reality and the metaverse mean for training?

Employers are facing a dilemma: Their workforce often needs to learn new skills, upgrade existing capabilities or complete compliance training. Yet the new reality of remote and hybrid work has made traditional, in-person upskilling more challenging. Online and app-based courses can fill in some gaps — but not all. So how can employers deal with this challenge?

Effectiveness of VR Soft Skills Training

Effectiveness of VR Soft Skills Training

A 2020 PWC study regarding the effectiveness of virtual reality-learning versus classroom training and e-learning, shows that V-learners are more focussed, emotionally connected, faster and confident than in traditional training methodes.

Welcome to the learning zone

Welcome to the learning zone

You have to be willing to make mistakes. We only learn when we are willing to experiment and make mistakes. It is quite a big step for many participants to enter the learning zone. Especially when we ask them to do a role-play in a group and be vulnerable. Search for...

2023

2023

2022 was, in many aspects, a remarkable year. It was also the year we continued on our journey to improve softskillstraining with VR. We hope 2023 will be a more remarkable year, with countries and people finding peace. We wish you all the best and hope to meet you...

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