The traditional picture of an office goes like this - some fifty or hundred employees sitting at their work desks, collaborating or working with their colleagues on the office premises. But with metaverse in action, virtual reality (VR) software has enabled employees on a hybrid platform to deliver both at the physical workplace and while working remotely across distances. Metaverse has magnified the workplace through core technologies like VR, augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR).
The reason behind this is that they still are not aware of the potential of the metaverse. The metaverse will help augment speed and collaboration and reduce the need for office spaces while functioning.
No wonder why businesses are going minimalist!
A sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson was the first to coin the term metaverse in his novel - Snow Crash which was used to define a 3D digital world. Another sci-fi geek - Matthew Ball, has elucidated metaverse as a massively scalable, practical, synchronized, and persistent 3D world that facilitates continuous, real-time data.
Metaverse has forced businesses to re-think and reshape the concept of "workplace" while considering factors such as using digital technologies and tools, modifying workspaces, and facilitating better collaboration with employees and clientele. In the initial stages, the research brought reduced productivity, nausea, motion sickness, and several other unproductive options. But now, when the virtual workspace has already taken the shape of reality, the outcomes are a mixed bowl of fruitful results. The ease of working today has been like never before!
But, with the pros comes the cons too!
With the evolving metaverse, getting a hold of it could be tricky. Every business will have to look at the dimensions they could explore and experiment with. It could shake the concept of diversity and inclusion as the physical world is already a challenge to give equal opportunity to people. And moving to the digital one could be another challenge to make the technology accessible.