VR DRIVING SIMULATOR: LUXURY TOY OR PERFORMANCE LEVER?
For several years now, you have internalized the training of your employees. You would like to further increase the operationality of your employees, but the acquisition of a virtual reality training tool seems very expensive to you and you wonder about its relevance and effectiveness.
You are a training organization. With your many years of experience, your process is well established: groups of learners follow one another in face-to-face training, your experts are absolutely unbeatable and your training machines still hold up. But no doubt you would like to give your turnover a boost.
The question of the effectiveness of a virtual reality training device is fair and valid. And yet, the observation is clear: if the purchase of a driving simulator represents a large budget, the operational and financial benefits are just as important.
The KING of training (“Return On Investment”) is an essential quantitative means of evaluation. But it is not the only one: ROE (“Return on Expectation”) is also an excellent indicator of profitability. What is it about ?
The ROE is sometimes defined as being the response to the expectations of the learner (which would rather be part of level 1 of Kirkpatrick’s model), sometimes as the degree of achievement of the educational objectives (therefore more the responsibility of level 2) , sometimes like the rise in skills of the learner (therefore level 3).
As such, he must both answer:
- to the strategic objectives of the company
- the real and proven needs of the learner in terms of improving skills
- regular monitoring and adjustment of training with regard to learners’ expectations.
Take the example of training to operate lifting equipment. The aim of the company is for the employee to be able to drive safely under all circumstances. If this is the case, the training will influence, in the medium term, the costs of the organization related to material and human accidents. This impact can be verified a few months later. In the short term, an indicator of success is the driver’s ease and vigilance in operating the machine.
Therefore, whether you are a company or a training organization, good news: the acquisition of a simulator will satisfy you on these two areas of assessment! And for good reason :
- Significant increase in your turnover and your net margin (around 25%): increase in your training staff, without additional cost of school equipment, training staff, or loss of productivity (no mobilization of equipment);
- Training tailored to the real needs of your organization and your learners: variety of driver training scenarios, personalized training assessment, etc.
- And many others…