A study released earlier this month found that working in the metaverse with the tools available today can reduce employees’ productivity, and increase their frustration and anxiety related to remote work. 11% of the study participants reported feeling so restless that they could not complete a day in the study leaving their tasks unfinished.
Metaverse requires upgrade to support remote work
Companies and individuals are betting that the Metaverse, an alternative digital representation of our world, will play an important role in the future of work, allowing people to complete tasks remotely. However, a recent study by researchers from the University of Coburg, the University of Cambridge, the University of Primorska and Microsoft Research paints a different picture of the issue.
The report, titled “Quantifying the Effects of Working in VR for a Week,” compared the performance of 16 different workers developing their tasks in a typical environment and in a typical Metaverse setup during a 40-hour work week. Of. The results were mostly negative, pointing to the possibility that today’s metaverse may still be too limited to support task-based applications.
According to the study, people who reported negative outcomes using the Metaverse setup experienced 42% more frustration, 11% more anxiety, and almost 50% more eye strain than their normal task setup. In addition, the subjects also said that they felt less productive overall.
In addition, 11% of participants were unable to complete even a day of task experiments, due to a number of factors, including migraines associated with the VR setup and lack of comfort while using it.
remote work link
Metaverse technology is currently associated with gaming and entertainment technologies, but one of the industry’s important future applications is believed to be enabling remote working. In a recent study by Globant, an Argentinian software company, 69% of those surveyed said that Metaverse technology would play an important role in that application.
However, study results suggest that today’s technology will make that task difficult. But not all are negative: The study also found that participants were able to overcome the limitations and initial discomfort of the Metaverse technique, as the team behind the study called for more investigations related to the long-term effects. Productive work in VR setups in the future.
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