The way we connect in workspaces is evolving. In the past 10 years, we have seen the creation of Zoom and now the Metaverse. The virtual workspace is changing rapidly with the help of Artificial Intelligence.
Through AI-powered augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), a virtual world will redefine what it means to work remotely in a team. Companies will have the ability to carry out everyday operations in this Metaverse office using AI-generated data.
This virtual workspace will redefine how we collaborate, develop new skills, and create new jobs. So, let’s take a look at how these 3 ways will aid in making the digital workspace of the future.
Unique Ways to Collaborate
Meeting with collogues will take on a new look. Although team meetings have already moved virtually, AI algorithms are setting the stage for alternate remote hybrid work.
In the Metaverse, AR and VR technology, powered by AI, will transform how we interact with each other.
When meeting cross-functional partners or customers, we’ll check into virtual spaces which generate the feeling of being in the same office. Besides, Avatars of ourselves, AR will allow virtual contexts to be rendered physically in an interactive multi-dimensional concept. With specialized gloves on our real hands, we’ll be able to touch and manipulate virtual versions of goods like machinery and fabrics. This will help streamline the process allowing for feedback within the moment and reducing the need for constant communication.
Not only the way we work will change, but how we experience our teams will also change.
The pandemic made people less engaged due to experiencing digital eye strain from staring at devices all day. But at the Metaverse, work is not today’s stale video conference calls. As more companies are shifting to Remote hybrid work, the Metaverse will bring unique approaches to interactive virtual workspaces. A new level of AI models will enhance the personal experience by providing real-time personalization. This workspace allows virtual transportation to work on the beaches of Fiji, meet colleagues for team-building outings inTopgolf, or the opportunity to create the office of your dreams.
This virtual setting shifts towards improved productivity and collaboration among teams, from different sectors like tech, fashion, and even physical training.
Creation of New Jobs
The Metaverse will not only produce a new way of working but also bring about new roles. At the crossroads of AI, VR and AR are the creation of new jobs to ensure the delivery of ‘the next evolution of social connection.’ For companies, the creation of these virtual spaces will require teams of people knowledgeable in building, securing, and managing them.
Jobs such as Metaverse Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, and Cyber Security will be vital to sustaining this model.
The vision of the new Remote hybrid workspace will require a strong knowledge of the functionalities to execute this new virtual world. This is where the Metaverse Software Engineer comes in. Engineers that possess skills like system design, AI, natural language programming (NLP), and user interface design will be essential to the creation.
The Metaverse office will also need more than just digital creations. To have an operational system, there is a range of hardware, from VR headsets to servers, needed to operate in this digital space. With this need, companies will require a new workforce ready to tackle the equipment needs of the client and firm.
Then once we have an operating Metaverse office, knowing it’s a secure space is mandatory.
Virtual workspaces should feel and be safe to work and play. The thought of a scammer, hacker, or cyber attacker gaining access to our most private information makes us all nervous. This is why this new range of cyber security is so crucial. Given that the data is captured in the Metaverse means that everything from location to motion capture to biometrical and financial information could be floating around in the virtual realm. This shows a major need for roles related to cyber security.
Improved Training and Skills Development
Remote hybrid work is more of the norm now than ever. According to Ladders projections, 25% of all professional jobs in North America will be remote by the end of 2022. So, with the expansion of virtual workspaces, companies will need to reimage what training and development would look like.
AI-enabled digital coaches could be on-hand to assist in employee training and with career advice. In the Metaverse, every object — a training manual, machine, or product, for example — could be made to be interactive, providing 3-D displays and step-by-step “how-to” guides. Virtual reality role-play exercises and simulations will become common, enabling worker avatars to learn in highly realistic, “gameplay” scenarios, such as “the high-pressure sales presentation,” “the difficult client,” or “a challenging employee conversation.”
The Metaverse can reduce the time and resources required to gain new skills. AI researchers can create a Metaverse office with cognitive abilities that utilize algorithms that learn to react in any environment, allowing for more productivity and opportunities for development.
Remote hybrid work is the trend, and it’s not going anywhere. As more companies transition to investing in their virtual workspaces, they will be looking to expand beyond video conferencing. Major investments into the Metaverse office through the use of AI-generated data and deep learning will reshape everything from employee training to cyber security.
At Dressler Consulting, we offer staffing solutions and can help you hire the right people to keep your team motivated and aligned in this new virtual workspace. To know more, visit Dressler Consulting.