The 4 pillars of successful change management for VR training

By Lauren Demarte,
Head of Customer Success, Strivr

The first moment a learner experiences in VR should be nothing short of magical.

Getting there requires a dedicated approach to change management, focused on usage and adoption, that makes the transition to Virtual Reality both smooth and successful.


Find the change makers

The single most important factor to the success of any VR-based Immersive Learning deployment is to identify the right champions within your organization and empower those people to model this new way of learning.

Ideal champions are both ready to adopt new tech and socially able to influence change within their organizations.


Empower, engage, and excite

We know how busy everyone is these days. But when your champions have something innovative, powerful, and truly meaningful to present, they’ll jump at the chance.

Immersive Learning has to be more than just another checkbox on the to-do list. So engaging them with the larger Immersive Learning strategy and process is a great way to drive excitement and adoption. Being explicit about their role as a change maker empowers them to be incredible stewards of the solution. We’ve seen it happen again and again.


Trickle knowledge down to learners

Now it’s the champions’ turn to empower, engage, and excite the larger learner population. The more expertise you can build in your base of champions, the faster and more effectively they’ll impart that knowledge and enthusiasm to the workforce.

Once VR headsets are set up in each training location, champions now serve as the in-house VR experts for your workforce. The ultimate goal is getting every learner to the magical moment in the headset: when they feel presence in the true-to-life scenario and truly experience practicing new skills in a safe environment.
What an opportunity to influence real change and make learning powerful and memorable for the entire workforce.


Incentivize your team

We encourage customers to use methods such as gamification or incentivization to get the workforce engaged in the rollout process.

While it will look different across companies and industries, friendly competition between learners and locations often proves to be a really successful approach to meeting and exceeding adoption goals.
By leaning into these four pillars, you can deliver meaningful immersive training by driving usage and adoption at scale.