Strivr is a ‘Major Player’ in soft skills VR training – here’s why

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Recently, Strivr was named as a ‘major player’ in soft skills Virtual Reality training by IDC MarketScape, a vendor assessment model designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market.

The specific report, Worldwide Soft Skills Virtual Reality Training 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48362121, November 2021), provides an in-depth analysis of vendors in the soft skills Virtual Reality training market and outlines key markers of what soft skills VR training entails.

The importance of soft skills training today

The importance of having strong communication and leadership skills in the workplace has been well-documented, especially as of late. People everywhere are feeling pressure, both personally and professionally, and it has strained relationships within the organization. 

Among the many critical soft skills, there are several that seem to have been pushed to the forefront. 

  • De-escalation – Emotions are high all around the world, and workers need the skills and practice to de-escalate tense customer situations in stores and branches, as well as on the phone.
  • Handling difficult conversations – It seems we’re having more difficult conversations now than ever before, whether between colleagues, customers and employees, or managers and team members.
  • Leadership and coaching – There are clear connections between leadership quality and employee experience, engagement, and retention. As we look to bring back the workforce from The Great Resignation, these skills are crucial for middle managers to C-suite.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusionTeaching inclusive behaviors and preparing teams and managers for tough conversations in the workplace is at the heart of creating diverse and inclusive companies.

VR training, as we’ve discussed in ebooks, webinars, and other blog posts, is an extremely effective and measurable way to deliver soft skills training to the workforce.

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VR excels at teaching soft skills to employees

Scientific research has proven that VR training in the workplace is a better medium for learning and practicing a variety of soft skills.

In VR, learners are completely immersed in a realistic virtual environment meant to replicate their work environment, so that they experience a phenomenon called “presence.” This means their brain is treating the VR experience the same way it would treat real life, which makes their soft skills training more authentic and memorable.

In addition, learners get this experiential training on-demand, which leads to better long-term retention. They can practice soft skills in a realistic environment as many times as needed to feel more confident and capable on the job. With presence and on-demand reps, learners are strengthening the brain connections needed to drive real-world behavior.

What makes Strivr a major player in soft skills VR training

Strivr is the leading provider of Immersive Learning solutions for the enterprise. Here’s why we are a major player.

Enterprise platform built for scale

With nearly one million learners trained in VR, the Strivr Immersive Learning Platform is transforming the employee journey and providing best-in-class soft skills training to the enterprise. 

The Strivr platform powers the creation, delivery, management, and measurement of VR-based learning to optimize workforce performance. With Strivr, enterprises gain unique learning and assessment data to measure training effectiveness, evaluate role potential, and predict learning outcomes at scale. 

Discover: What is Strivr’s platform and how does it work?

World-class VR expertise

We were incubated at Stanford and all of our Immersive Learning modules are developed based on a proprietary learning methodology that capitalizes on best practices for VR. You can learn more about our process in The Ultimate Guide to Immersive Learning.

Proven impact

Strivr partners with enterprise customers to create and deploy immersive experiences that achieve critical business initiatives, such as improving customer service, reducing employee turnover, and creating a better employee experience. Through immersive soft skills training, our customers have achieved these outcomes and more.

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To access the full report, visit 

About IDC MarketScape: 

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 

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