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REAL Vision™ VR Training + Wellness
REAL Vision VR Training
REAL Vision VR Training is a new approach to workplace sexual harassment and discrimination prevention training. With the help of virtual reality (VR), REAL Vision VR Training transports learners into real-world scenarios, allowing them to directly experience what it feels like to be someone else.
Trainings are designed to be compliant with all state requirements and recommendations. Managers and employees can receive trainings in the following areas:
Sexual Harassment & Retaliation
Disability / Accessibility
Create a program that fits your company’s needs using REAL Vision VR Training’s customizable assessment tools.
Retain More and Engage Deeply with the Power of VR
Studies show that traditional training solutions for sexual harassment and discrimination prevention are not effective and tend to increase worker dissatisfaction and turnover.
have witnessed or experienced gender discrimination2
1 in 10
working adults with a disability have experienced harassment3
think racism and discrimination is an issue in the U.S. workplace4
of LGBT employees reported experiencing harassment at work5
VR increases knowledge retention, focus, and confidence in applying curriculum. With REAL Vision VR Training, learners build skills that help make their workplace an environment that fosters trust, dignity, and well-being.
VR learners report:
median recall accuracy vs. 78.57% for desktop display learners6
VR learners are:
more emotionally connected to the content than their e-learning peers7
REAL Vision VR Wellness
With over 100 immersive experiences, REAL Vision VR Wellness can improve employee mental wellness. Employees can engage with interactive apps, such as Serene Lake and Guided Mindfulness, as well as explore self-guided travel or commune with nature. Employee mental wellness has a profound effect on workplace productivity.
Into The Cold™
Skies & Auroras™
Forests & Fields™
Lost in the Desert™
study participants felt that VR mindfulness would benefit their mental health.9
A Powerful Combination Encouraging Behavioral Change
Positive behavioral change occurs when combining mindfulness with harassment and discrimination prevention training. By providing a safe and engaging space for learning and self-reflection, REAL Vision VR Training + Wellness positively impact employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall well-being.
“Mindfulness counteracts the impulse to mistreat target individuals based on gender and race, as [it] enables the conscious detection of the ill impulse and promotes self-regulation of behaviors.” 10
The Health Impact of Workplace Harassment and Discrimination
There is a proven link between workplace sexual harassment and discrimination and mental well-being: experiencing inequity can increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety.
“Racism takes a huge toll on health and well-being, with documented physical, behavioral, and emotional effects.” 11
“Exposure to workplace discrimination has been found to harm mental health from diminished psychological well-being, increased risk of psychological distress, and pronounced depressive symptoms.” 12
“Harassment is associated with debilitating job dissatisfaction and work withdrawal. This largely takes form as disengagement from work, which is manifested as distraction, neglecting a project, malingering, tardiness, or even excessive absenteeism.” 13
- Dobbin F, Kalev A. Why sexual harassment programs backfire. Harvard Business Review. May 2020. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://hbr.org/2020/05/why-sexual-harassment-programs-backfire
- Parker K, Funk C. Gender discrimination comes in many forms for today’s working women. Pew Research Center. December 14, 2017. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/12/14/gender-discrimination-comes-in-many-forms-for-todays-working-women/#:%7E:text=About%20four%2Din%2Dten%20working,job%20because%20of%20their%20gender.
- Parker Harris S, Gould R, Mullin C. Research brief: experiences of discrimination and the ADA. ADA National Network Knowledge Translation Center. 2019. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://adata.org/research_brief/experience-discrimination-and-ada
- Herhold BK. 76% of workers think racism is a problem at U.S. workplaces — but only 44% think it’s a problem at their workplace. Clutch. June 10, 2020. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://clutch.co/press-releases/workers-think-racism-is-problem-us-workplaces-but-not-at-their-workplace
- Sears B, Mallory C, Flores A, Conron K. LGBT people’s experiences of workplace discrimination and harassment. The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. September 2021. Accessed August 22, 2022 https://williamsinstitute.law.ucla.edu/publications/lgbt-workplace-discrimination/
- Krokos E, Plaisant C, Varshney A. Virtual memory palaces: immersion aids recall. Virtual Reality 23, 1–15 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-018-0346-3
- PricewaterhouseCoopers. How virtual reality is redefining soft skills training. PwC. June 4, 2021. Accessed August 22, 2022. https://www.pwc.com/us/en/tech-effect/emerging-tech/virtual-reality-study.html
- Fodor LA, Coteț CD, Cuijpers P. et al. The effectiveness of virtual reality based interventions for symptoms of anxiety and depression: A meta-analysis. Sci Rep 8, 10323 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28113-6
- Seabrook E, Kelly R, Foley F, et al. Understanding how virtual reality can support mindfulness practice: mixed methods study. J Med Internet Res. 2020;22(3):e16106. Published 2020 Mar 18. doi:10.2196/16106
- Yang T. Mindfulness complements sexual harassment and racial discrimination training by counteracting implicit gender and race biases. Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 2020;13(2):142-146. doi:10.1017/iop.2020.27
- Javed Z, Haisum Maqsood M, Yahya T, et al. Race, racism, and cardiovascular health: applying a social determinants of health framework to racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2022;15(1):e007917. doi:10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.121.007917
- Gilman ME. En-gendering economic inequality. Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. 2016;32(1):1-61. https://doi.org/10.7916/cjgl.v32i1.2750
- Feldblum CR, Lipnic VA. Select task force on the study of harassment in the workplace. US EEOC. https://www.eeoc.gov/select-task-force-study-harassment-workplace#_Toc453686304. Published June 2016. Accessed August 29, 2022.
Product availability varies by country. REAL Vision VR Wellness is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and should not be relied on for any medical purposes. It is intended to support general wellness and provide employee training through immersive virtual experiences. Any health-related concerns should be directed to a healthcare provider.
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