Chair of Leadership

Virtual Reality in the Lecture Hall

Chair of Leadership visits VR company in Berlin

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer a dream of the future but it has arrived in our lives already, with more than 170 million users worldwide. There are plenty of possible use cases for this technology, such as games in which users immerse themselves in a digital world with the help of VR glasses.

VR glasses are also increasingly used in the context of organizational development. For example, Resourceful Humans GmbH in Berlin has programmed a simulation in which board members embark on a virtual submarine mission during which they must work together to overcome various challenges. The problem-solving and communication skills demonstrated during this mission are discussed afterwards and ideally transferred to everyday business life. Professor Fabiola H. Gerpott and Lioba Gierke from the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management visited the company to see for themselves the innovative potential of VR. Back in Düsseldorf at the Chair of Leadership, they are now discussing the context in which VR can also be used at WHU.

The most pressing questions:What content of the teaching material is suitable for VR technology? And to what extent could group work also be realized with VR glasses?