Why You Should Use VR Gaming At Your Next Company Event

by Alyssa Carpenter

Virtual reality is an activity that has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. The technology is now affordable and accessible to everyone. With virtual reality gaming becoming more popular, it can be a great way to bring people together at corporate events. Here are some reasons why you should consider a virtual reality–themed corporate event.

Team Building

You can create some really unique team-building activities with VR gaming. There are many games focused on people building trust and working together while doing fun activities that you normally cannot do in the real world. By focusing on something fun and exciting, your employees can break down the communication barriers that may exist between people. It gives them a common goal in a collaborative atmosphere focused on fun.

Ice Breaking

VR gaming can essentially act as an icebreaker activity. Do you have employees that work in different departments that don't interact with each other? VR gaming can bring them together. They'll have a shared experience, get to talk to new people, and be introduced in a fun way that is quite memorable. This can be especially helpful in large companies where people don't really know each other that well. Your employees will make connections, and the workplace will thrive as a result. 


Even though VR is becoming more accessible than ever, it is not something that everyone has the luxury of doing. They may not have a high-end PC or the latest video game console that is capable of letting them play VR games at home. Bringing the experience to the workplace allows you to treat your employees with a form of entertainment that they may not have been able to experience otherwise. If you have regular experiences like this with your employees, it can help with employee retention and overall satisfaction with their job. 


It's also possible to use VR gaming as a networking opportunity. Do you have potential clients that you want to bring business to your company? Consider inviting them to a VR gaming event. You'll get some face time with those clients, they'll get to meet your employees, and it provides them with an innovative and memorable experience they'll talk to others about. It can help get the word out about your company to show that you are coming up with innovative networking experiences. 

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