Edmonton Company AlignVR Reinvents Holiday Office Parties As COVID-Safe Virtual Reality Experiences for Local Businesses
November 12, 2020 | Many Edmonton companies have been forced to cancel traditional large in-person holiday events due to the ongoing pandemic. AlignVR has responded with an innovative way for local businesses to show appreciation — and learn something about themselves and their team along the way.
“By creating a new version of our virtual reality escape room team-building service with COVID-19 safety top of mind, AlignVR gives companies a new way to end 2020 on a high note,” co-founder and CEO Alex Rossol says
All companies need is a little empty space in their office for groups of up to four people per scenario to enjoy an immersive free-roam room-scale VR experience that sees them collaborating to overcome incredible challenges — from stopping a meteor impact on a space station to defeating a dragon.
For those without the office space — or looking for the maximum possible safety — AlignVR also runs these sessions entirely remotely. The technology allows for people to join the experience from the comfort of their own homes with the equipment dropped off ahead of time.
In all cases, the equipment is fully sanitized and ready to use between groups.
While this service can be run entirely as an entertainment experience, AlignVR is also pioneering the use of VR as a psychological tool to promote better teamwork.
“Companies will also get the opportunity to see how these virtual scenarios produce valuable real-world insights around how individuals work together — and offer pointed guidance for developing soft skill growth,” Alex Rossol says.
AlignVR is a local Edmonton company founded by Alex Rossol and Nathaniel Rossol. With entertainment products supported by 50+ businesses worldwide, AlignVR’s expertise has innovated a leap in hiring and training methodology that allows for authentic evaluation and development of soft skills using virtual reality.
You can learn more about AlignVR’s holiday party service here.